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Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 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.

SRS airbag system

■ Location of the SRS airbags

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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
  2. SRS knee airbag
    Can help provide driver protection
  3. 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 of the front seat occupants
  2. SRS curtain shield airbags
    • Can help protect primarily the head of occupants in the outboard seats
    • Can help prevent the occupants from being thrown from the vehicle in the event of vehicle rollover

■ SRS airbag system components

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  1. Front impact sensors
  2. "AIR BAG ON" and "AIR BAG OFF" indicator lights
  3. Front passenger airbag
  4. Side impact sensors (front door)
  5. Curtain shield airbags
  6. Seat belt pretensioners and force limiters
  7. Side impact sensors (front)
  8. Side airbags
  9. Seat cushion airbag
  10. Front passenger's seat belt buckle switch
  11. Driver's seat belt buckle switch
  12. Driver's seat position sensor
  13. Driver airbag
  14. Front passenger occupant classification system (ECU and sensors)
  15. Knee airbag
  16. SRS warning light
  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.

■If the SRS airbags deploy (inflate)

  • An SRS airbag is deployed.
  • A seat belt pretensioner is activated.
  • The vehicle is involved in a severe rear-end collision.

■SRS airbag deployment conditions (SRS front airbags)

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

  • If the vehicle strikes an object, such as a parked vehicle or sign pole, which can move or deform on impact
  • If the vehicle is involved in an underride collision, such as a collision in which the front of the vehicle underrides, or goes under, the bed of a truck

■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 and SRS curtain shield airbags may also deploy if a serious impact occurs to the underside of your vehicle. Some examples are shown in the illustration.

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

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■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 lowspeed frontal collision. But, whenever a collision of any type causes sufficient forward deceleration of the vehicle, deployment of the SRS front airbags may occur.

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■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.

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

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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.

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■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.

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WARNING

■SRS airbag precautions

Observe the following precautions regarding the SRS airbags.

Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.

Since the risk zone for the driver's airbag is the first 2 - 3 in. (50 - 75 mm) of inflation, placing yourself 10 in. (250 mm) from your driver airbag provides you with a clear margin of safety. This distance is measured from the center of the steering wheel to your breastbone.

If you sit less than 10 in. (250 mm) away now, you can change your driving position in several ways:

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.

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■Modification and disposal of SRS airbag system components

Do not dispose of your vehicle or perform any of the following modifications without consulting your Toyota dealer. The SRS airbags may malfunction or deploy (inflate) accidentally, causing death or serious injury.

Fastening and releasing the seat belt
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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 front passenger airbag a ...

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