Safety features of your vehicle
Occupant classification system
Your vehicle is equipped with an occu-
pant classification system in the front
The occupant classification system is
designed to detect the presence of a
properly-seated front passenger and
determine if the passenger's front air bag
should be enabled (may inflate) or not.
The driver's front air bag is not affected
or controlled by the occupant classifica-
Main components of occupant
• A detection device located within the
front passenger seat frame.
• Electronic system to determine whether
the front passenger air bag system
should be activated or deactivated.
• A warning light located on the instru-
ment panel which illuminates the words
PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicating the
front passenger air bag system is deac-
• The instrument panel air bag warning
light is interconnected with the occupant
If the front passenger seat is occupied by
a person that the system determines to be
of adult size, and he/she sits properly (sit-
ting upright with the seatback in an upright
position, centered on the seat cushion
with their seat belt on, legs comfortably
extended and their feet on the floor), the
PASS AIR BAG "OFF" indicator will be
turned off and the front passenger's air
bag will be able to inflate, if necessary, in
You will find the PASS AIR BAG "OFF"
indicator on the center facia panel. This
system detects the conditions 1~4 in the
following table and activates or deacti-
vates the front passenger air bag based
on these conditions.