Jeep Cherokee (KL): Air Bag System Components. Advanced Front Air Bags. Advanced Front Air Bag Features

Air Bag System Components. Advanced Front Air Bags. Advanced Front Air Bag Features

Air Bag System Components

Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag system components:

  • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
  • Air Bag Warning Light
  • Steering Wheel and Column
  • Instrument Panel
  • Knee Impact Bolsters
  • Advanced Front Air Bags
  • Supplemental Side Air Bags
  • Supplemental Knee Air Bags
  • Front and Side Impact Sensors
  • Seat Belt Pretensioners
  • Seat Belt Buckle Switch
  • Seat Track Position Sensors
  • Occupant Classification System

Advanced Front Air Bags

This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver's Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger's Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words "SRS AIRBAG" or "AIRBAG" are embossed on the air bag covers.

Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Impact Bolster Locations
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Impact Bolster Locations

1 - Driver Advanced Front Air Bag

2 - Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag

3 - Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag/Driver Knee Impact Bolster

4 - Supplemental Passenger Knee Air Bag/Passenger Knee Impact Bolster

WARNING!

  • Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment could cause serious injury, including death. Air bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
  • Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12 years or younger, including a child in a rearfacing child restraint.
  • Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle with a rear seat.

Advanced Front Air Bag Features

The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), which may receive information from the front impact sensors or other system components.

The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an impact that requires air bag deployment. A low energy output is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is used for more severe collisions.

This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon seat position.

This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether the driver or front passenger seat belt is buckled. The seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags.

WARNING!

  • No objects should be placed over or near the air bag on the instrument panel or steering wheel, because any such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a collision severe enough to cause the air bags to inflate.
  • Do not put anything on or around the air bag covers or attempt to open them manually. You may damage the air bags and you could be injured because the air bags may no longer be functional.

    The protective covers for the air bag cushions are designed to open only when the air bags are inflating.

  • Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions, air bags won't deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air bags.

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    This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. This device must accept any interference that may be received including interference that may cause undesired o ...