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Your vehicle is equipped with capacitance occupant sensing for the passenger's seat in accordance with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
The components of the advanced passenger airbag system include a capacitance occupant sensing system for the front passenger seat and a PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF/ON indicator light. The system measures the electrical capacitance acting on the seat to determine whether the front passenger airbag should be switched on or off.
Depending on the angle and force of impact, only a passenger airbag that is switched-on by the capacitance system will be triggered during a collision. You can determine the on/off status of the passenger airbag system from the indicator lamp on the overhead console.
If the front passenger airbag is turned on, the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator light will go out and the PASSENGER AIR BAG ON indicator light illuminates for approx. 1 minute and then goes off when the ignition is switched on. If the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator light stays illuminated, the passenger airbag will not deploy.
Improper Use of Front Passenger Seat
Improper use of the front passenger seat can unintentionally impair operation of capacitance occupant sensing for the passenger’s airbag.
If the electrical capacitance of an adult on the passenger's seat is not properly maintained, the passenger's airbag may be switched off.
Risk of serious personal injury or death due to the passenger airbag triggering unintentionally.
Improper Front Passenger Seating
Improper seating can unintentionally impair operation of capacitance occupant sensing for the front passenger airbag.
If the electrical capacitance of an adult on the front passenger seat is not properly maintained, the front passenger airbag may be switched off.