AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTARY RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
The airbag supplementary restraint system (SRS) provides additional protection for the driver and front passenger, in the event of a collision or severe frontal impact on the vehicle.
NOTE: Inflation and deflation of the airbags takes place very quickly and will not protect against the effects of secondary impacts that can occur during multiple vehicle collisions.
Provided the front seat occupants are correctly seated, with seat belts properly worn, the airbags will provide additional protection to the chest and facial areas in the event of the car receiving a severe frontal impact.
Always remember; the SRS/airbags are a supplemental restraint system providing ADDITIONAL protection in certain types of collision only - they DO NOT replace the need to wear a seat belt. To reduce the risk of severe injury or death in the event of a crash, all occupants in all seating positions, including the driver, should always wear their seat belt, whether or not an airbag is present at that seating position!
The airbags are located in the center pad of the steering wheel and the facia panel above the glovebox.
To ensure correct deployment of the airbags, it is essential that obstructions are not allowed to intervene between an airbag and the occupant. The following are examples of the type of obstructions that could either, impede correct operation of the airbags, or jeopardise personal safety in the event of an airbag deployment:
Accessories attached to or obscuring an airbag cover.
Items of hand luggage, or other objects placed on an airbag cover.
Feet, knees or any other part of the anatomy in contact with, or in close proximity to, an airbag cover.