Toyota
Jeep Cherokee
 Owners Manual
Things to know before starting your vehicle » Occupant restraint systems » Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Air Bag Warning Light

The air bags must be ready to inflate for your protection in a collision. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the internal circuits and interconnecting wiring associated with air bag system electrical components.

The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the START or ON/RUN position. If the ignition switch is in the OFF position or in the ACC position, the air bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.

The ORC contains a backup power supply system that may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.

The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON/RUN position. After the self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily or continuously. A single chime will sound to alert you if the light comes on again after initial startup.

The ORC also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument panel Air BagWarning Light if a malfunction is detected that could affect the air bag system. The diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.

While the air bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the air bag system immediately.

  • The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON/RUN position.
  • The Air BagWarning Light remains on after the four to eight-second interval.
  • The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or remains on while driving.

NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. In this condition the air bags may not be ready to inflate for your protection.

Have an authorized dealer service the air bag system immediately.

WARNING!

Ignoring the Air BagWarning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won't have the air bags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on as a bulb check when the ignition is first placed in the on position, and stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the air bag system immediately.

    More about «Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)»:

    Air Bag System Components

    Advanced Front Air Bags

    Advanced Front Air Bag Features

    Advanced Front Air Bag Operation

    Occupant Classification System (OCS) - Front Passenger Seat

    Occupant Classification Module (OCM) and Sensor

    Do not decrease OR increase the front passenger's seated weight on the front passenger seat

    Knee Impact Bolsters

    Supplemental Side Air Bags

    Side Impacts

    Rollover Events

    If A Deployment Occurs

    Enhanced Accident Response System

    Air Bag Warning Light

    Redundant Air Bag Warning Light

    Maintaining Your Air Bag System

    Event Data Recorder (EDR)

    Jeep Cherokee Owners Manual / Things to know before starting your vehicle / Occupant restraint systems / Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) / Air Bag Warning Light

    Jeep Cherokee Owners Manual

    Categories


    © 2017-2022 Copyright www.jcherokee.com