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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Srs airbags

The srs airbags inflate when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe impacts that may cause significant injury to the occupants. They work together with the seat belts to help reduce the risk of death or serious injury.

Toyota RAV4. Srs airbags


Srs front airbags

  1. Srs driver airbag/front passenger airbag

Can help protect the head and chest of the driver and front passenger from impact with interior components

  1. Srs driver knee airbag

Can help provide driver protection

  1. Srs seat cushion airbag

Can help restrain the front passenger

Srs side and curtain shield airbags

  1. Srs side airbags

Can help protect the torso and hip of the front seat occupants

  1. Srs curtain shield airbags

Srs airbag system components

Toyota RAV4. Srs airbag system components


  1. Side impact sensors (front doors)
  2. Front passenger airbag
  3. Curtain shield airbags
  4. Front passenger’s seat cushion airbag
  5. Side airbags
  6. “Air bag on” and “air bag off” indicator lights
  7. Front passenger’s seat belt buckle switch
  8. Srs warning light
  9. Driver airbag
  10. Side impact sensors (rear)
  11. Seat belt pretensioners and force limiters
  12. Driver’s seat position sensor
  13. Driver’s seat belt buckle switch
  14. Driver knee airbag
  15. Front impact sensors
  16. Front passenger occupant classification system (ecu and sensors)
  17. Airbag sensor assembly

Your vehicle is equipped with advanced airbags designed based on the us motor vehicle safety standards (fmvss208). The airbag sensor assembly (ecu) controls airbag deployment based on information obtained from the sensors etc. Shown in the system components diagram above. This information includes crash severity and occupant information. As the airbags deploy, a chemical reaction in the inflators quickly fills the airbags with non-toxic gas to help restrain the motion of the occupants.

Caution

Srs airbag precautions

Observe the following precautions regarding the srs airbags.

Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.

The seat should be adjusted as recommended by nhtsa above, while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel, and your view of the instrument panel controls.

Srs airbag precautions

Caution

Srs airbag precautions

Srs airbag precautions

Srs airbag precautions

Modification and disposal of srs airbag system components

If the srs airbags deploy (inflate)

Srs airbag deployment conditions (srs front airbags)

The srs front airbags will deploy in the event of an impact that exceeds the set threshold level (the level of force corresponding to an approximately 12 - 18 mph [20 - 30 km/h] frontal collision with a fixed wall that does not move or deform).

However, this threshold velocity will be considerably higher in the following situations:

Depending on the type of collision, it is possible that only the seat belt pretensioners will activate.

The srs front airbags for the front passenger will not activate if there is no passenger sitting in the front passenger seat. However, the srs front airbags for the front passenger may deploy if luggage is put in the seat, even if the seat is unoccupied.

The srs seat cushion airbag on the front passenger’s seat will not operate if the occupant is not wearing a seat belt.

Srs airbag deployment conditions (srs side and curtain shield airbags)

Conditions under which the srs airbags may deploy (inflate), other than a collision

The srs front airbags, srs side and curtain shield airbags may also deploy if a serious impact occurs to the underside of your vehicle. Some examples are shown in the illustration.

The srs curtain shield airbags may also deploy under the situations shown in the illustration.

Types of collisions that may not deploy the srs airbags (srs front airbags)

The srs front airbags do not generally inflate if the vehicle is involved in a side or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a low-speed frontal collision. But, whenever a collision of any type causes sufficient forward deceleration of the vehicle, deployment of the srs front airbags may occur.

Types of collisions that may not deploy the srs airbags (srs side and curtain shield airbags)

The srs side and curtain shield airbags may not activate if the vehicle is subjected to a collision from the side at certain angles, or a collision to the side of the vehicle body other than the passenger compartment.

The srs side airbags do not generally inflate if the vehicle is involved in a rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a low-speed side or lowspeed frontal collision.

The srs curtain shield airbags do not generally inflate if the vehicle is involved in a rear collision, if it pitches end over end, or if it is involved in a low-speed side or low-speed frontal collision.

When to contact your toyota dealer

In the following cases, the vehicle will require inspection and/or repair. Contact your toyota dealer as soon as possible.

Seat belt pretensioners (front seats)
The pretensioners help the seat belts to quickly restrain the occupants by retracting the seat belts when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of severe frontal or side collision or a vehicl ...

Front passenger occupant classification system
Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and activates or deactivates the devices for the front ...

Other materials:

Brk relay
On-vehicle inspection Inspect brk relay Remove the brk relay from the engine room no. 1 Relay block. Measure the resistance of the relay. Standard resistance If the result is not as specified, replace the relay. ...

Front passenger airbag assembly
Components On-vehicle inspection Check front passenger airbag assembly (vehicle not involved in collision and airbag not deployed) Perform a diagnostic system check (see page rs- 49). With the front passenger airbag installed on the vehicle, perform a visual check: chec ...

Problem symptoms table
Hint: Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem symptom. The potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "suspected area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Re ...

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