ADDITIONAL METHODS OF RESTRAINT
All of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructed in any
way when it is inflated and also to prevent the risk of serious injuries caused
by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.
The air bag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both the
air bags and seat belts are integral parts of the same protection system.
It is therefore essential to wear seat belts at all times. If seat belts are not
worn, the occupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in the event
of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor superficial injuries occurring
when the air bag is deployed, although such minor injuries are always possible
with air bags.
If the vehicle should overturn or suffer a rear impact, however severe, the pre-
tensioners and air bags are not always triggered. Shocks to the underbody of the
vehicle, e.g. from pavements, potholes or stones, can all trigger these systems.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on any part of the air
bag system (air bags, pretensioners, computer, wiring harness, etc.), except
by qualified personnel from an approved dealer.
– To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidental trig-
gering of the system which may cause injury, only qualified Network personnel
may work on the air bag system.
– As a safety precaution, have the air bag system checked if your vehicle has
been involved in an accident, or is stolen or broken into.
– When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and hand
over this driver's handbook with the vehicle.
– When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved dealer for disposal of the
Warning light 1 will light up on the in-
strument panel when the ignition is
turned on and then go out after a few
If it does not come on when the ignition
is switched on, or if it comes on when
the engine is running, there is a fault
with the system (air bags, pretension-
ers, etc.) in the front and/or rear seats.
Contact your approved dealer as soon
as possible. Your protection will be re-
duced until this fault is rectified.