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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
to Put the Restraint” in this section for
additional information.
WARNING
Children can be seriously injured or
Securing a Child Restraint
strangled if a shoulder belt is
Designed for the LATCH System
wrapped around their neck and the
safety belt continues to tighten.
WARNING
Secure any unused safety belts
If a LATCH-type child restraint is not
behind the child restraint so children
attached to anchors, the restraint will
cannot reach them. Pull the shoulder
not be able to protect the child cor-
belt all the way out of the retractor to
rectly. In a crash, the child could be
set the lock, if your vehicle has one,
seriously injured or killed. Make sure
after the child restraint has been
that a LATCH-type child restraint is
installed. Be sure to follow the
properly installed using the anchors,
instructions of the child restraint
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or use the vehicle’s safety belts to
manufacturer.
A. Passenger’s side rear seat lower
secure the restraint, following the
anchors
instructions that came with that
CAUTION
B. Center rear seat lower anchors
restraint, and also the instructions in
C. Driver’s side rear seat lower anchors
this instruction.
Contact between the child restraint or
the LATCH attachment parts and the
Make sure to attach the child restraint at
vehicle’s safety belt assembly may
WARNING
the proper anchor location.
cause damage to these parts. Make
Each top tether anchor and lower
sure when securing unused safety
This system is designed to make installa-
anchor in the vehicle is designed to
belts behind the child restraint that
tion of child restraints easier. When using
hold only one child restraint. Attach-
there is no contact between the child
lower anchors, do not use the vehicle’s
ing more than one child restraint to a
restraint or the LATCH attachment
safety belts. Instead use the vehicle’s
single anchor could cause the anchor
parts and the vehicle’s safety belt
anchors and child restraint attachments to
or attachment to come loose or even
assembly.
secure the restraints. Some restraints also
break during a crash. A child or oth-
Folding an empty rear seat with the
use another vehicle anchor to secure a top
ers could be injured if this happens.
safety belts secured may cause dam-
tether.
To help prevent injury to people and
age to the safety belt or the seat.
1) Attach and tighten the lower attach-
damage to your vehicle, attach only
When removing the child restraint,
ments to the lower anchors. If the child
one child restraint per anchor.
always remember to return the safety
restraint does not have lower attach-
belts to their normal, stowed position
ments or the desired seating position
before folding the rear seat.
does not have lower anchors, secure
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the child restraint with the top tether
There are no top tether anchors in the third
and the safety belts. Refer to your child
row seating positions. Do not secure a
restraint manufacturer instructions and
child restraint in the third row if a national
the instructions in this instruction.
or local law requires that a top tether be
anchored or if the instructions that come
1. Find the lower anchors for the
with the restraint say that the top tether
desired seating position.
must be anchored.
2. Put the child restraint on the seat.
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3. Attach and tighten the lower attach-
If your child restraint does not have the
ments on the child restraint to the
If the position you are using has an adjust-
LATCH system, you will be using the lap-
lower anchors.
able head restraint and you are using a
shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in
single tether, raise the head restraint and
this position. Be sure to follow the instruc-
2)
If the child restraint manufacturer rec-
route the tether under the head restraint
tions that came with the child restraint.
ommends that the top tether be
and in between the head restraint posts.
Secure the child in the child restraint when
attached, attach and tighten the top
and as the instructions say.
tether to the top tether anchor, if your
3) Push and pull the child restraint in dif-
vehicle has one. Refer to the child
If you are using a rear-facing child restraint
ferent directions to be sure it is secure.
restraint instructions and the following
in the second row center position, install
steps:
the armrest retention strap.
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear
1. Find the top tether anchor.
Seat Position
1)
Put the child restraint on the seat.
2. Route, attach and tighten the top
There is limited space in the third row rear
2)
Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap
tether according to your child
seating area. If you want to secure a child
and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s
restraint instructions and the follow-
restraint in a rear seating position in the
safety belt through or around the
ing instructions:
third row, be sure to study the instructions
restraint. The child restraint instructions
that came with your child restraint to see if
will show you how.
there is enough room to secure your seat
properly. If the length of the seat cushion is
too short for your child restraint and you
cannot install it in accordance with the
child restraint manufacturers instructions,
secure it in the second row.
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If your child restraint has the LATCH sys-
If the position you are using has an adjust-
tem, refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers
able head restraint and you are using a
for Children (LATCH)” in this section.
dual tether, route the tether around the
head restraint.
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the belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. If you are using
a forward-facing child restraint, you
may find it helpful to use your knee to
push down on the child restraint as you
tighten the belt.
6) If your child restraint has a top tether,
and the position that you are using has
a top tether anchor, attach and tighten
the top tether to the top tether anchor.
Refer to the instructions that came with
the child restraint and to
“Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH)” in this section.
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7) Push and pull the child restraint in dif-
ferent directions to be sure it is secure.
3)
Buckle the belt. Make sure the release
4)
Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the
To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle
button is positioned so you would be
way out of the retractor to set the lock.
the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back
able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
all the way. The safety belt will move freely
if you ever had to.
again and be ready to work for an adult or
larger child passenger.
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5) To tighten the belt, push down on the
child restraint, pull the shoulder portion
of the belt to tighten the lap portion of
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Securing a Child Restraint in the
Right Front Seat Position
WARNING
WARNING
Your vehicle has a right front passenger's
A child in a rear-facing child restraint
A child in a rear-facing child restraint
airbag. A rear seat is a safer place to
can be seriously injured or killed if
can be seriously injured or killed if
secure a forward-facing child restraint.
the right front passenger's airbag
the right front passenger's airbag
Refer to “Where to Put the Restraint” in
inflates. This is because the back of
inflates. This is because the back of
this section.
the rear-facing child restraint would
the rear-facing child restraint would
In addition, your vehicle has a passenger
be very close to the inflating airbag.
be very close to the inflating airbag.
sensing system. The passenger sensing
Even though the passenger sensing
Be sure the airbag is off before using
system is designed to turn off the right
system is designed to turn off the
a rear-facing child restraint in the
front passenger’s frontal airbag when an
right front passenger's frontal airbag
right front seat position.
infant in a rear-facing infant seat or a small
if the system detects a rear-facing
Even though the passenger sensing
child in a forward-facing child restraint or
child restraint, no system is fail-safe,
system is designed to turn off the
booster seat is detected. Refer to “Passen-
and no one can guarantee that an air-
passenger's frontal airbag if the sys-
ger Sensing System” in this section and
bag will not deploy under some
tem detects a rear-facing child
“Passenger Airbag Status Indicator” in
unusual circumstance, even though it
restraint, no system is fail-safe, and
“Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators” in
is turned off. We recommend that
no one can guarantee that an airbag
the
“Instrument Panel” section for more
rear-facing child restraints be
will not deploy under some unusual
information on this including important
secured in the rear seat, even if the
circumstance, even though it is
safety information.
airbag is off.
turned off. We recommend that rear-
If you need to secure a forward-fac-
facing child restraints be transported
A label on your sun visor says, “Never put
ing child restraint in the right front
in vehicles with a rear seat that will
a rear-facing child seat in the front.” This is
seat, always move the front passen-
accommodate a rear-facing child
because the risk to the rear-facing child is
ger seat as far back as it will go. It is
restraint, whenever possible.
so great, if the airbag deploys.
better to secure the child restraint in
If you need to secure a forward-fac-
a rear seat.
ing child restraint in the right front
seat, always move the front passen-
If your vehicle does not have a rear seat
ger seat as far back as it will go. It is
that will accommodate a rear-facing child
better to secure the child restraint in
restraint, never put a child in a rear-facing
a rear seat.
child restraint in the right front passenger
seat unless the passenger airbag status
If you need to secure a forward-facing
indicator shows off and the airbag is off.
child restraint in the right front seat posi-
Here is why:
tion, move the seat as far back as it will go
before securing the forward-facing child
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restraint. Refer to “Instruction Seats” in this
ger’s frontal airbag, the off indicator in
section.
the passenger airbag status indicator
should light and stay lit when you turn
If your child restraint has the LATCH sys-
the ignition to RUN or START. Refer to
tem, refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers
“Passenger Airbag Status Indicator” in
for Children (LATCH)” in this section.
“Warning Lights, Gages, and Indica-
There is no top tether anchor at the right
tors” in the “Instrument Panel” section.
front seating position. Do not secure a
2)
Put the child restraint on the seat.
child seat in this position if a national or
3)
Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap
local law requires that the top tether be
and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s
anchored or if the instructions that come
safety belt through or around the
with the child restraint say that the top
restraint. The child restraint instructions
tether must be anchored. Refer to “Lower
will show you how.
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH)” in this section if the child
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restraint has a top tether.
5)
Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the
You will be using the lap-shoulder belt to
way out of the retractor to set the lock.
secure the child restraint in this position.
Be sure to follow the instructions that came
with the child restraint. Secure the child in
the child restraint when and as the instruc-
tions say.
1) Your vehicle has a right front passen-
ger’s frontal airbag. Refer to “Passen-
ger Sensing System” in this section. We
recommend that rear-facing child
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restraints be secured in a rear seat,
even if the airbag is off. If your child
4)
Buckle the belt. Make sure the release
button is positioned so you would be
restraint is for ward-facing, move the
seat as far back as it will go before
able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
if you ever had to.
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securing the child restraint in this seat.
Refer to “Instruction Seats” in this section.
6)
To tighten the belt, push down on the
When the passenger sensing system
child restraint, pull the shoulder portion
has turned off the right front passen-
of the belt to tighten the lap portion of
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the belt, and feed the shoulder belt
To remove the child restraint, if the top
Airbag System
back into the retractor. If you are using
tether is attached to the top tether anchor,
Your vehicle has a frontal airbag for the
a forward-facing child restraint, you
disconnect it. Unbuckle the vehicle’s safety
driver and a frontal airbag for the right front
may find it helpful to use your knee to
belt and let it go back all the way. The
passenger. Your vehicle also has roof-
push down on the child restraint as you
safety belt will move freely again and be
mounted rollover airbags designed for
tighten the belt. You should not be able
ready to work for an adult or larger child
either side impact or rollover deployment.
to pull more of the belt from the retrac-
passenger.
Roof-mounted rollover airbags are avail-
tor once the lock has been set.
able for the driver and the passenger
7) Push and pull the child restraint in dif-
seated directly behind the driver and for
ferent directions to be sure it is secure.
the right front passenger and the passen-
8) If the airbag is off, the off indicator on
ger seated directly behind that passenger.
the instrument panel will be lit and stay
lit when the key is turned to RUN or
For roof-mounted rollover airbags, the
START.
word AIRBAG will appear along the head-
liner or trim.
If a child restraint has been installed and
Also, if your vehicle has a third row pas-
the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off.
senger seat, your vehicle will have third
Remove the child restraint from the vehicle
row roof-mounted rollover airbags.
and reinstall the child restraint.
Airbags are designed to supplement the
If, after reinstalling the child restraint and
protection provided by safety belts. Even
restarting the vehicle, the on indicator is
though today’s airbags are also designed
still lit, check to make sure that the vehi-
to help reduce the risk of injury from the
cle’s seatback is not pressing the child
force of an inflating bag, all airbags must
restraint into the seat cushion. If this hap-
inflate very quickly to do their job.
pens, slightly recline the vehicle’s seatback
and adjust the seat cushion if possible.
Here are the most important things to
Also make sure the child restraint is not
know about the airbag system:
trapped under the vehicle head restraint. If
this happens, adjust the head restraint.
If the on indicator is still lit, secure the child
in the child restraint in a rear seat position
in the vehicle if one is available and check
with your dealer.
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WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
You can be severely injured or killed
(Continued)
Both frontal and roof-mounted roll-
in a crash if you are not wearing your
Roof-mounted rollover airbags are
over airbags inflate with great force,
safety belt - even if you have airbags.
designed to inflate in moderate to
faster than the blink of an eye. If you
Wearing your safety belt during a
severe crashes where something hits
are too close to an inflating airbag, as
crash helps reduce your chance of
the side of your vehicle, during a
you would be if you were leaning for-
hitting things inside the vehicle or
vehicle rollover, or in a severe frontal
ward, it could seriously injure you.
being ejected from it. Airbags are
impact. They are not designed to
Safety belts help keep you in position
“supplemental restraints” to the
inflate in rear crashes. If your vehicle
for airbag inflation before and during
safety belts. All airbags are designed
has roof-mounted airbags, they are
a crash. Always wear your safety belt
to work with safety belts but do not
designed to provide both side impact
even with frontal airbags. The driver
replace them.
protection and rollover protection.
should sit as far back as possible
Frontal airbags for the driver and
Everyone in your vehicle should wear
while still maintaining control of the
right front passenger are designed to
a safety belt properly - whether or
vehicle. Occupants should not lean
deploy in moderate to severe frontal
not there is an airbag for that person.
on or sleep against the door in the
and near frontal crashes. They are
first or second row seats, or the rear
not designed to inflate in rollover,
windows in the third row seat, if your
rear crashes, or in many side
vehicle has roof-mounted rollover air-
crashes. And, for some unrestrained
bags.
occupants, frontal airbags may pro-
vide less protection in frontal
crashes than more forceful airbags
have provided in the past.
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Where Are the Airbags?
WARNING
Anyone who is up against, or very
close to, any airbag when it inflates
can be seriously injured or killed. Air-
bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the
best protection for adults, but not for
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young children and infants. Neither
the vehicle’s safety belt system nor
There is an airbag readiness light on the
its airbag system is designed for
instrument panel cluster, which shows the
them. Young children and infants
airbag symbol.
need the protection that a child
The system checks the airbag electrical
restraint system can provide. Always
system for malfunctions. The light tells you
secure children properly in your vehi-
if there is an electrical problem. Refer to
cle. To read how, refer to “Older Chil-
“Airbag Readiness Light” in
“Warning
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dren” or
“Infants and Young
Lights, Gages, and Indicators” in the
The driver’s airbag is in the middle of the
Children” in this section.
“Instrument Panel” section for more infor-
Occupants should not lean on or
steering wheel.
mation.
sleep against the door in the first or
second row seats, or the rear win-
dows in the third row seat, if your
vehicle has roof-mounted rollover
airbags.
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The right front passenger’s airbag is in the
instrument panel on the passenger’s side.
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The roof-mounted rollover airbag for the
The roof-mounted rollover airbag for the
If your vehicle has a third row seat, the
driver and the person seated directly
right front passenger and the person
roof-mounted rollover airbag is located in
behind the driver is located in the ceiling
directly behind that passenger is located in
the ceiling above the rear windows for the
above the side windows.
the ceiling above the side windows.
outside passenger positions.
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deploy is not based on how fast your vehi-
• If the vehicle hits a narrow object (like a
WARNING
cle is traveling. It depends largely on what
pole) the airbags could inflate at a differ-
you hit, the direction of the impact and how
ent crash speed than if the vehicle hits a
If something is between an occupant
quickly your vehicle slows down.
wide object (like a wall).
and an airbag, the bag might not
• If the vehicle goes into an object at an
inflate properly or it might force the
In addition, your vehicle has “dual-stage”
angle the airbags could inflate at a differ-
object into that person causing
frontal airbags, which adjust the restraint
ent crash speed than if the vehicle goes
severe injury or even death. The path
according to crash severity. Your vehicle
straight into the object.
of an inflating airbag must be kept
has electronic frontal sensors which help
clear. Do not put anything between
the sensing system distinguish between a
The frontal airbags (driver and right front
an occupant and an airbag, and do
moderate frontal impact and a more severe
passenger) are not intended to inflate dur-
not attach or put anything on the
frontal impact. For moderate frontal
ing vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in
steering wheel hub or on or near any
impacts, these airbags inflate at a level
many side impacts.
other airbag covering. And, if your
less than full deployment. For more severe
vehicle has roof-mounted rollover
frontal impacts, full deployment occurs. If
Your vehicle has roof-mounted rollover air-
airbags, never secure anything to the
the front of your vehicle goes straight into a
bags and a rollover sensor. Refer to “Air-
roof of your vehicle by routing the
wall that does not move or deform, the
bag System” in this section. These
rope or tie down through any door or
threshold level for the reduced deployment
“rollover capable” airbags are intended to
window opening. If you do, the path
is about 11 to 16 mph (17 to 26 km/h), and
inflate in moderate to severe side crashes,
of an inflating side impact airbag will
the threshold level for a full deployment is
during a rollover or in a severe frontal
be blocked. The path of an inflating
about 20 to 25 mph (32 to 40 km/h). The
impact. A roof-mounted rollover airbag will
airbag must be kept clear.
threshold level can vary, however, with
inflate if the crash severity is above the
specific vehicle design, so that it can be
system’s designed “threshold level.” The
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
somewhat above or below this range.
threshold level can vary with specific vehi-
cle design. Roof-mounted rollover airbags
The driver’s and right front passenger’s
Frontal airbags may inflate at different
frontal airbags are designed to inflate in
are not intended to inflate in rear impacts.
crash speeds. For example:
Both roof-mounted rollover airbags will
moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal
crashes. But they are designed to inflate
• If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the
deploy when either side of the vehicle is
airbags could inflate at a different crash
struck or during a rollover, or in a severe
only if the impact exceeds a predetermined
deployment threshold. Deployment thresh-
speed than if the vehicle hits a moving
frontal impact.
olds take into account a variety of desired
object.
In any particular crash, no one can say
deployment and non-deployment events
• If the vehicle hits an object that deforms,
whether an airbag should have inflated
and are used to predict how severe a crash
the airbags could inflate at a different
simply because of the damage to a vehicle
is likely to be in time for the airbags to
crash speed than if the vehicle hits an
or because of what the repair costs were.
inflate and help restrain the occupants.
object that does not deform.
For frontal airbags, inflation is determined
Whether your frontal airbags will or should
by what the vehicle hits, the angle of the
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impact, and how quickly the vehicle slows
plement the protection provided by safety
roof-mounted side impact airbags - may
down. For roof-mounted rollover airbags,
belts. Airbags distribute the force of the
be hot for a short time. The parts of the air-
inflation is determined by the location and
impact more evenly over the occupant's
bag that come into contact with you may
severity of the impact or a rollover event.
upper body, stopping the occupant more
be warm, but not too hot to touch. There
gradually. But the frontal airbags would not
may be some smoke and dust coming from
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
help you in many types of collisions,
the vents in the deflated airbags. Airbag
In an impact of sufficient severity, the air-
including rollovers, rear impacts, and many
inflation does not prevent the driver from
bag sensing system detects that the vehi-
side impacts, primarily because an occu-
seeing out of the windshield or being able
cle is in a crash. In the case of a roof-
pant's motion is not toward the airbag.
to steer the vehicle, nor does it prevent
mounted rollover airbag, the sensing sys-
Roof-mounted rollover airbags would not
people from leaving the vehicle.
tem detects that the vehicle is about to roll
help you in many types of collisions,
over or has been in a severe frontal or side
including many frontal or near frontal colli-
WARNING
impact. The sensing system triggers a
sions, and rear impacts.
When an airbag inflates, there may be
release of gas from the inflator, which
Airbags should never be regarded as any-
dust in the air. This dust could cause
inflates the airbag. The inflator, airbag, and
thing more than a supplement to safety
breathing problems for people with a
related hardware are all part of the airbag
belts, and then only in moderate to severe
history of asthma or other breathing
modules inside the steering wheel and in
frontal or near-frontal collisions for the
trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the
the instrument panel in front of the right
driver's and right front passenger’s frontal
vehicle should get out as soon as it is
front passenger. For vehicles with roof-
airbags, and only in moderate to severe
safe to do so. If you have breathing
mounted rollover airbags, the airbag mod-
side collisions or rollovers for vehicles with
problems but cannot get out of the
ules are located in the ceiling of the vehi-
roof-mounted rollover airbags.
vehicle after an airbag inflates, then
cle, near the side windows.
get fresh air by opening a window or
If your vehicle has a third row seat with
What Will You See After an Airbag
a door. If you experience breathing
roof-mounted rollover airbags, the airbag
Inflates?
problems following an airbag deploy-
modules are located inside the rear-most
After a frontal airbag inflates, it quickly
ment, you should seek medical atten-
pillar trim and above in the ceiling above
deflates, so quickly that some people may
tion.
the fixed rear glass.
not even realize an airbag inflated. Roof-
mounted rollover airbags may still be at
Your vehicle has a feature that may auto-
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
least partially inflated minutes after the
matically unlock the doors, turn the interior
In moderate to severe frontal or near fron-
vehicle comes to rest. Some components
lamps on, and flash the hazard warning
tal collisions, even belted occupants can
of the airbag module - the steering wheel
flashers when the airbags inflate. You can
contact the steering wheel or the instru-
hub for the driver's airbag, the instrument
lock the doors again, turn the interior
ment panel. In moderate to severe side
panel for the right front passenger's airbag,
lamps off, and turn off the hazard warning
collisions, even belted occupants can con-
and the area along the ceiling of the vehi-
flashers by using the controls for those
tact the inside of the vehicle. Airbags sup-
cle near the side windows for vehicles with
features.
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In many crashes severe enough to inflate
United States
are designed to detect the presence of a
the airbag, windshields are broken by vehi-
properly seated occupant and determine if
cle deformation. Additional windshield
the passenger’s frontal airbag should be
breakage may also occur from the right
enabled (may inflate) or not.
front passenger airbag.
Accident statistics show that children are
Airbags are designed to inflate only
safer if they are restrained in the rear
once. After an airbag inflates, you will
rather than the front seat. We recommend
need some new parts for your airbag
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that child restraints be secured in a rear
system. If you do not get them, the air-
seat, including an infant riding in a rear-
Canada
bag system will not be there to help pro-
facing infant seat, a child riding in a for-
tect you in another crash. A new system
ward-facing child seat, and an older child
will include airbag modules and possibly
riding in a booster seat.
other parts. The service manual for your
There is a label on your sun visor that
vehicle covers the need to replace other
says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in
parts.
the front.” This is because the risk to the
Your vehicle has a crash sensing and
rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag
diagnostic module which records infor-
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deploys.
mation after a crash.
The words ON and OFF, or the symbol for
Let only qualified technicians work on
on and off, will be visible during the system
the airbag system. Improper service can
check. When the system check is com-
mean that an airbag system will not work
plete, either the word ON or the word OFF,
properly. See your dealer for service.
or the symbol for on or the symbol for off,
will be visible. Refer to “Passenger Airbag
Passenger Sensing System
Status Indicator” in
“Warning Lights,
Your vehicle has a passenger sensing sys-
Gages, and Indicators” in the “Instrument
tem for the right front passenger. The pas-
Panel” section.
senger airbag status indicator will be
visible when you start your vehicle in the
The passenger sensing system will turn off
instrument panel.
the right front passenger’s frontal airbag
under certain conditions. The driver’s air-
bags are not part of the passenger sensing
system.
The passenger sensing system works with
sensors that are part of the right front pas-
senger’s seat and safety belt. The sensors
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The passenger sensing system is
WARNING
WARNING
designed to turn off the right front passen-
ger’s frontal airbag if:
A child in a rear-facing child restraint
A child in a rear-facing child restraint
can be seriously injured or killed if
can be seriously injured or killed if
The right front passenger seat is unoc-
the right front passenger’s airbag
the right front passenger’s airbag
cupied.
inflates. This is because the back of
inflates. This is because the back of
The system determines that an infant is
the rear-facing child restraint would
the rear-facing child restraint would
present in a rear-facing infant seat.
be very close to the inflating airbag.
be very close to the inflating airbag.
The system determines that a small child
Even though the passenger sensing
Be sure the airbag is off before using
is present in a forward-facing child
system is designed to turn off the
a rear-facing child restraint in the
restraint.
passenger’s frontal airbag if the sys-
right front seat position.
The system determines that a small child
tem detects a rear-facing child
Even though the passenger sensing
is present in a booster seat.
restraint, no system is fail-safe, and
system is designed to turn off the
A right front passenger takes his/her
no one can guarantee that an airbag
passenger’s frontal airbag if the sys-
weight off of the seat for a period of time.
will not deploy under some unusual
tem detects a rear-facing child
The right front passenger seat is occu-
circumstance, even though it is
restraint, no system is fail-safe, and
pied by a smaller person, such as a child
turned off. We recommend that rear-
no one can guarantee that an airbag
who has outgrown child restraints.
facing child restraints be secured in
will not deploy under some unusual
Or, if there is a critical problem with the
the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.
circumstance, even though it is
airbag system or the passenger sensing
If you need to secure a forward-fac-
turned off. We recommend that rear-
system.
ing child restraint in the right front
facing child restraints be trans-
seat, always move the front passen-
ported in vehicles with a rear seat
When the right front passenger’s frontal
ger seat as far back as it will go. It is
that will accommodate a rear-facing
airbag has been turned off by the passen-
better to secure the child restraint in
child restraint, whenever possible.
ger sensing system, the off indicator will
a rear seat.
If you need to secure a forward-fac-
light and stay lit to remind you that the air-
ing child restraint in the right front
bag is off.
If your vehicle does not have a rear seat
seat, always move the front passen-
If a child restraint has been installed and
that will accommodate a rear-facing child
ger seat as far back as it will go. It is
the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off.
restraint, never put a child in a rear-facing
better to secure the child restraint in
Remove the child restraint from the vehicle
child restraint in the right front passenger
a rear seat.
and reinstall the child restraint following the
seat unless the passenger airbag status
child restraint manufacturer’s directions
indicator shows off and the airbag is off.
and refer to “Securing a Child Restraint in
Here is why:
the Right Front Seat Position” in this sec-
tion.
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If, after reinstalling the child restraint and
If a person of adult-size is sitting in the
restarting the vehicle, the on indicator is
right front passenger’s seat, but the off
WARNING
still lit, check to make sure that the vehi-
indicator is lit, it could be because that per-
If the airbag readiness light in the
cle’s seatback is not pressing the child
son is not sitting properly in the seat. If this
instrument panel cluster ever comes
restraint into the seat cushion. If this hap-
happens, turn the vehicle off and ask the
on and stays on, it means that some-
pens, slightly recline the vehicle’s seatback
person to place the seatback in the fully
thing may be wrong with the airbag
and adjust the seat cushion if possible.
upright position, then sit upright in the seat,
system. If this ever happens, have
Also make sure the child restraint is not
centered on the seat cushion, with the per-
the vehicle serviced promptly,
trapped under the vehicle head restraint. If
son’s legs comfortably extended. Restart
because an adult-size person sitting
this happens, adjust the head restraint.
the vehicle and have the person remain in
in the right front passenger’s seat
this position for about two minutes. This
If the on indicator is still lit, secure the child
may not have the protection of the
will allow the system to detect that person
in the child restraint in a rear seat position
frontal airbag. Refer to
“Airbag
and then enable the passenger’s airbag.
in the vehicle if one is available and check
Readiness Light” in “Warning Lights,
with your dealer.
Gages, and Indicators” in the “Instru-
ment Panel” section for more on this,
The passenger sensing system is
including important safety informa-
designed to enable (may inflate) the right
tion.
front passenger’s frontal airbag anytime
the system senses that a person of adult
A thick layer of additional material, such as
size is sitting properly in the right front pas-
a blanket, or aftermarket equipment such
senger’s seat. When the passenger sens-
as seat covers, seat heaters, and seat
ing system has allowed the airbag to be
massagers, can affect how well the pas-
enabled, the on indicator will light and stay
senger sensing system operates. Remove
lit to remind you that the airbag is active.
any additional material from the seat cush-
For some children who have outgrown
ion before reinstalling or securing the child
child restraints and for very small adults,
restraint and before a small occupant,
the passenger sensing system may or may
including a small adult, sits in the passen-
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not turn off the right front passenger’s fron-
ger position. You may want to consider not
tal airbag, depending upon the person’s
using seat covers or other aftermarket
seating posture and body build. Everyone
equipment. Refer to “Adding Equipment to
in your vehicle who has outgrown child
Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle” in this sec-
restraints should wear a safety belt prop-
tion for more information about modifica-
erly - whether or not there is an airbag for
tions that can affect how the system
that person.
operates.
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Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-
Restraint System Check
WARNING
Equipped Vehicle
Checking the Restraint Systems
Stowing of articles under the passen-
Question:
Now and then, make sure the safety belt
ger’s seat or between the passen-
Is there anything I might add to the front
reminder light and all your belts, buckles,
ger’s seat cushion and seatback may
or sides of the vehicle that could keep
latch plates, retractors and anchorages are
interfere with the proper operation of
the airbags from working properly?
working properly. Look for any other loose
the passenger sensing system.
Answer:
or damaged safety belt system parts. If you
Yes. If you add things that change your
see anything that might keep a safety belt
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped
vehicle’s frame, bumper system, height,
system from doing its job, have it repaired.
Vehicle
front end or side sheet metal, they may
Keep safety belts clean and dry. Refer to
Airbags affect how your vehicle should be
keep the airbag system from working prop-
“Care of Safety Belts” in
“Appearance
serviced. There are parts of the airbag
erly. Also, the airbag system may not work
Care” in the
“Service and Appearance
system in several places around your vehi-
properly if you relocate any of the airbag
Care” section for more information.
cle. You do not want the system to inflate
sensors. If you have any questions about
Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect
while someone is working on your vehicle.
this, you should contact Customer Assis-
Your dealer and the service manual have
you in a crash. They can rip apart under
tance before you modify your vehicle.
impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get
information about servicing your vehicle
and the airbag system.
a new one right away.
Question:
Because I have a disability, I have to get
Also look for any opened or broken airbag
WARNING
my vehicle modified. How can I find out
covers, and have them repaired or
whether this will affect my airbag sys-
replaced. The airbag system does not
For up to 10 seconds, after the igni-
tem?
need regular maintenance.
tion is turned off and the battery is
disconnected, an airbag can still
Answer:
inflate during improper service. You
Changing or moving any parts of the front
can be injured if you are close to an
seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing and
airbag when it inflates. Avoid yellow
diagnostic module, rollover sensor module,
connectors. They are probably part of
steering wheel, instrument panel, over-
the airbag system. Be sure to follow
head console, ceiling headliner, ceiling
proper service procedures, and make
and pillar garnish trim, roof-mounted roll-
sure the person performing work for
over airbag modules, or airbag wiring can
you is qualified to do so.
affect the operation of the airbag system. If
you have questions, call Customer Assis-
The airbag system does not need regular
tance.
maintenance.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
If you have had a crash, do you need new
collision, or if your airbag readiness light
CAUTION
belts or LATCH system parts?
stays on after you start your vehicle or
while you are driving. Refer to
“Airbag
If you damage the covering for the
After a very minor collision, nothing may be
Readiness Light” in
“Warning Lights,
driver’s or the right front passenger’s
necessary. But if the belts were stretched,
Gages, and Indicators” in the “Instrument
airbag, or the side impact airbag cov-
as they would be if worn during a more
Panel” section.
ering on the ceiling near the side win-
severe crash, then you need new parts.
dows, the airbag may not work
If the LATCH system was being used dur-
properly. You may have to replace the
ing a more severe crash, you may need
airbag module in the steering wheel,
new LATCH system parts.
both the airbag module and the
instrument panel for the right front
If belts are cut or damaged, replace them.
passenger’s airbag, or side impact
Collision damage also may mean you will
airbag module and ceiling covering
need to have LATCH system, safety belt or
for roof-mounted rollover airbags. Do
seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts
not open or break the airbag cover-
and repairs may be necessary even if the
ings.
belt or LATCH system was not being used
at the time of the collision.
Replacing Restraint System Parts
If an airbag inflates, you will need to
After a Crash
replace airbag system parts. See the part
on the airbag system earlier in this section.
WARNING
If the frontal airbags inflate you will also
A crash can damage the restraint
need to replace the driver and front pas-
systems in your vehicle. A damaged
senger’s safety belt retractor assembly. Be
restraint system may not properly
sure to do so. Then the new retractor
protect the person using it, resulting
assembly will be there to help protect you
in serious injury or even death in a
in a collision.
crash. To help make sure your
After a crash you may need to replace the
restraint systems are working prop-
erly after a crash, have them
driver and front passenger’s safety belt
retractor assemblies, even if the frontal air-
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as pos-
bags have not deployed. The driver and
front passenger’s safety belt retractor
sible.
assemblies contain the safety belt preten-
sioners. Have your safety belt pretension-
ers checked if your vehicle has been in a
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Keys
2-1
2
Doors and Locks
2-5
Windows
2-8
Theft-Deterrent Systems
2-9
Daily Inspection Checklist
2-11
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
2-12
Mirrors
2-20
Storage Areas
2-21
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