Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) Inflator Units

The Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) may deploy during rollovers and collisions where the impact is confined to a particular area of the side of the vehicle, depending on the severity and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle. Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should have deployed.

A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the SABIC. The inflating SABIC pushes the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 milliseconds (about one quarter of the time it takes to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the SABIC inflates. This especially applies to children. The SABIC is only about 31⁄2 inches (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.

The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that require air bag occupant protection.

If your vehicle is equipped with left and right Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to block the location of the SABIC. The area where the SABIC is located should remain free from any obstructions.

The front passenger seat assembly contains critical components that affect the front passenger air bag deployment.

Correctly functioning front passenger seat components are critical for the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to properly classify the front passenger and calculate the proper air bag deployment. Do not make any modifications to the front passenger seat components, assembly, or to the seat cover.

The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:

• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or components in any way.

• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not designated for the specific model being repaired. Always use the correct seat cover specified for the vehicle.

• Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat cover.

• Do not add a secondary seat cover other than those approved by Chrysler Group LLC/Mopar .

• At no time should any Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except those which are approved by Chrysler Group LLC/Mopar .

Unapproved modifications or service procedures to the front passenger seat assembly, its related components or seat cover may inadvertently change the air bag deployment in case of a frontal crash. This could result in death or serious injury to the front seat passenger if the vehicle is involved in a collision. A modified vehicle may not comply with required Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS).

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