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The information for SRS airbags includes important information concerning the driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, the side airbags and the curtain airbags.

The SRS airbags are designed to supplement the primary protection of the driver and front passenger side seat belt systems by providing those occupants with protection against head and chest injuries in certain moderate-to-severe frontal collisions.

A dual-stage airbag system is used where the SRS airbags for the driver’s and front passenger’s seats are controlled with impact sensors (on the front of the vehicle and in the centre of the vehicle floor).

The SRS side airbags (if so equipped) are designed to supplement properly worn the seat belts and provide the driver and front passenger with protection against chest and abdomen injuries in certain moderate-to-severe side impact collisions.

The SRS curtain airbags (if so equipped) are designed to supplement properly worn the seat belts and provide the driver and passenger with protection against head injuries in certain moderate- to-severe side impact collisions.

The SRS is NOT a substitute for the seat belts. To ensure the maximum protection during all types of collisions and accidents, all occupants, including the passengers as well as the driver, must wear their seat belts.

How the supplemental restraint system works

The SRS includes the following components:

1- Airbag module (Driver).

1- Airbag module (Driver).

2- Front passenger’s airbag off indicator lamp.

3- Airbag module (Passenger).

4- Front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch.

5- Side airbag modules.

5- Side airbag modules.

6- Curtain airbag modules.

The airbags will operate only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “START” position.

The airbags deployment produces a sudden, loud noise, and releases some smoke and powder, but these conditions are not injurious, and do not indicate a fire in the vehicle. People with respiratory problems may feel some temporary irritation from chemicals used to produce the deployment; open the windows after airbag deployment, if safe to do so.

The airbags deflate very rapidly after deployment, so there is little danger of obscured vision.

CAUTION:

● Airbags inflate at an extremely rapid speed. In certain situations, contact with inflating airbags can result in abrasions bruises, and the like.

WARNING:

● IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE PROPERLY SEATED.

A driver or front passenger too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during airbag deployment can be killed or seriously injured.

Airbags inflate very fast, and with great force.

If the driver and front passenger are not properly seated and restrained, the airbags may not protect you properly, and could cause serious or fatal injuries when it inflates.

● Do not sit on the edge of the seat, or lean head or chest close to the steering wheel or instrument panel.

Do not put feet or legs on or against the instrument panel.

● Place all infants and small children in the rear seat and properly restrained using an appropriate child restraint system.

The rear seat is the safest for infants and children.

WARNING:

WARNING:

● Infants and small children should never be unrestrained, stand up against the instrument panel or held in your arms or on your lap. They could be seriously injured or killed in a collision, including when the airbag inflates. They should be properly seated in the rear seat in an appropriate child restraint system.

See the “Child restraint” section of this owner’s manual.

Use rearward facing child restraints in the rear seat or turn off the front passenger’s

Use rearward facing child restraints in the rear seat or turn off the front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch (refer to “To turn an airbag off”).

WARNING:

WARNING:

● A REARWARD FACING CHILD RESTRAINT must NOT be used in the front passenger seat if the front passenger’s airbag has not been deacivated.

The force of an inflating airbag could kill or cause serious injuries to the child.

A rearward facing child restraint should be used in the rear seat.

● A FRONTWARD FACING CHILD RESTRAINT should be used in the rear seat whenever possible; if they must be used in the front passenger seat, adjust the seat to the most rearward position. Failure to do so could kill or cause serious injuries to the child.

WARNING:

WARNING:

● Older children should be seated in the rear seat, properly wearing the seat belt, with an appropriate booster seat if needed.

Caution for installing the child restraint on vehicle with front passenger airbag

The label shown here is attached on vehicles with front passenger airbag.

The label shown here is attached on vehicles with front passenger airbag.

WARNING:

● Extreme Hazard! Do not use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an airbag in front of it!

Front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch

The front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch can be used to disable the front passenger’s

The front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch can be used to disable the front passenger’s airbag. If you have a rearward facing child restraint system that cannot be fitted to any seat other than the front passenger seat, be sure to turn OFF the front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch before using it (refer to “To turn an airbag off”).

Front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch is located in the glove box.

Front passenger’s airbag off indicator lamp

The front passenger’s airbag off indicator is located in the instrument panel.

The front passenger’s airbag off indicator is located in the instrument panel.

The indicator normally comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, and goes off a few seconds later.

When the front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch is turned OFF, the indicator will stay on to show that the passenger front airbag is not operational. When the front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch is turned ON, the indicator goes off to show that the front passenger’s airbag is operational.

WARNING:

● Do not fit any accessory that makes the indicator impossible to see, and do not cover the indicator with a sticker. You would not be able to verify the status of the passenger airbag system.

To turn an airbag off

WARNING:

● To reduce risk of serious or fatal injury:

• Always remove the key from the ignition switch before operating an airbag ON-OFF switch. Failure to do so could adversely affect the airbag performance.

• Wait at least 60 seconds to operate the airbag ONOFF switch after turning the ignition switch from “ON” position to “LOCK” position.

The SRS airbag system is designed to retain enough voltage to deploy the airbag.

• Always remove the key from an airbag ON-OFF switch after operating that switch. Failure to do so could lead to improper position of the airbag ONOFF switch.

• Do not turn OFF the front passenger’s airbag ONOFF switch except when a rearward facing child restraint system is fitted to the front passenger seat.

• If the indicator does not come on when the front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch is turned OFF, do not fit a rearward facing child restraint system to the front passenger seat. We recommend you to have the system inspected by a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Service Point.

• If the indicator remains on when the front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch is turned ON, do not allow anyone to sit on the front passenger seat. We recommend you to have the system inspected by a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Servic Point.

To turn an airbag off, follow these steps:

1. Insert the key into the airbag ON-OFF switch, and turn that to the “OFF” position.

2. Remove the key from the key opening of that airbag ONOFF switch.

3. Insert the key into the ignition switch, and turn the ignition to “ON” position. The front passenger’s airbag off indicator lamp will stay on.

The airbag off indicator lamp should illuminate. The front passenger’s airbag

The airbag off indicator lamp should illuminate. The front passenger’s airbag is now deactivated and will not deplay until switched on again.

Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag system

The driver’s airbag is located under the padded cover in the middle of the steering

The driver’s airbag is located under the padded cover in the middle of the steering wheel. The front passenger’s airbag is contained in the instrument panel above the upper glove box.

The driver airbag and the front passenger airbag are designed to inflate at the same time even if the passenger seat is not occupied.

The driver’s airbag inflates at two different rates according to the fore-aft position of the driver’s seat and the severity of the impact.

The front passenger’s airbag deploys at the same time as the driver’s airbag, even if the passenger seat is not occupied, and inflates at two different rates according to the severity of the impact.

Deployment of front airbags

The front airbags ARE DESIGNED TO DEPLOY when…

The front airbags are designed to deploy when the vehicle suffers a moderate to severe frontal impact. Examples of some typical conditions are shown in the illustration.

1- Head-on collision with a solid wall at speed of approximately 25 km/h (16

1- Head-on collision with a solid wall at speed of approximately 25 km/h (16 mph) or higher.

2- Moderate to severe frontal impact within the shaded area between the arrows.

The front airbags will deploy if the severity of impact is above the designed threshold level, comparable to an approximately 25 km/h (16 mph) collision when impacting straight into a solid wall that does not move or deform. If the severity of the impact is below the above threshold level, the front airbags may not deploy. However, this threshold speed will be considerably higher if the vehicle strikes an object that absorbs the impact by either deforming or moving (for example, another stationary vehicle, pole or a guard rail).

Because frontal collisions can easily move you out of position, it is important to always properly wear your seat belts. Your seat belts will help keep you a safe distance from the steering wheel and instrument panel during the initial stages of airbag deployment. The initial stage of airbag inflation is the most forceful, and can possibly cause serious or fatal injuries. Moreover, the seat belts in your vehicle are your primary means of protection in a collision. The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbags are designed to provide additional protection.

Therefore, for your safety and the safety of all occupants, be sure to always properly wear your seat belts.

The front airbags MAY NOT DEPLOY when…

With certain types of frontal collisions, the vehicle’s body structure is designed to absorb the shock to help protect the occupants from harm (the vehicle body’s front area may deform significantly as it absorbs the impact). Under such circumstances, the front airbags may not deploy irrespective of the deformation and damage to the vehicle body.

Examples of some typical conditions are shown in the illustration.

1- When colliding with a utility pole, tree or other narrow object.

1- When colliding with a utility pole, tree or other narrow object.

2- Vehicle slides under the rear body of a truck.

3- Oblique frontal impacts.

Because the front airbags do not protect the occupant in all types of frontal collisions, be sure to always properly wear your seat belts.

The front airbags ARE NOT DESIGNED TO DEPLOY when…

The front airbags are not designed to deploy in conditions where they cannot typically provide protection to the occupant.

Such conditions are shown in the illustration.

1- Rear end collisions.

1- Rear end collisions.

2- Side collisions.

3- Vehicle rolls onto its side or roof.

Because the front airbags do not protect the occupant in all types of collisions, be sure to always properly wear your seat belts.

The front airbags MAY DEPLOY when…

The front airbags may deploy if the bottom of the vehicle suffers a moderate to severe impact (undercarriage damage).

Examples of some typical conditions are shown in the illustration.

1- Collision with an elevated median/island or curb.

1- Collision with an elevated median/island or curb.

2- Vehicle travels over a deep hole/pothole.

3- Vehicle drives down a steep slope and hits the ground.

Because the front airbags may deploy in certain types of unexpected impacts as shown in the illustration that can easily move you out of position, it is important to always properly wear your seat belts. Your seat belts will help keep you a safe distance from the steering wheel and instrument panel during the initial stages of airbag deployment. The initial stage of airbag inflation is the most forceful and can possibly cause serious or fatal injuries if you contact it at this stage.

WARNING:

● Do not attach anything to the steering wheel’s padded cover, such as badges or accessories. It might strike and injure an occupant if the airbag inflates.

● Do not set anything on, or attach anything to, the instrument panel above the glove box. It might strike and injure an occupant if the airbag inflates.

WARNING:

WARNING:

● Do not attach accessories to, or put them in front of, the windscreen. These objects could restrict the airbag inflation, or strike and injure an occupant if the airbags inflate.

● Do not put packages, pets or other objects between the airbags and the driver or front passenger. It could affect airbag performance, or could cause injury when the airbag inflates.

● Right after the airbag inflation, several airbag system components will be hot. Do not touch these components.

There is a danger of being burnt.

● The airbag system is designed to work only once.

Once the airbags have deployed, they will not work again. They must promptly be replaced, and the entire airbag system inspected, by an authorised MITSUBISHI dealer.

Side airbag system

The side airbags (A) are contained in the driver and front passenger seatbacks.

The side airbags (A) are contained in the driver and front passenger seatbacks.

The side airbag is designed to inflate only on the side of the vehicle that is impacted, even with no passenger in the front seat.

The label shown here is attached to the seatbacks with a side airbag.

The label shown here is attached to the seatbacks with a side airbag.

Curtain airbag system

The curtain airbags are contained in the front pillars and roof side rail. The

The curtain airbags are contained in the front pillars and roof side rail. The curtain airbag is designed to inflate only on the side of the vehicle that is impacted, even with no passenger in the front seat or second seat.

Deployment of side airbags and curtain airbags

The side airbags and curtain airbags ARE DESIGNED TO DEPLOY when...

The side airbags and curtain airbags are designed to deploy when the vehicle suffers a moderate to severe side impact to the middle of the passenger compartment.

The typical condition is shown in the illustration.

The seat belts in your vehicle are your primary means of protection in a collision.

The seat belts in your vehicle are your primary means of protection in a collision. The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) side airbags and curtain airbags are designed to provide of all occupants, be sure to always properly wear your seat belts.

The side airbags and curtain airbags MAY NOT DEPLOY when...

With certain types of side collisions, the vehicle’s body structure is designed to absorb the shock to help protect the occupants from harm (the vehicle body’s side area may deform significantly as it absorbs the impact). Under such circumstances, the side airbags and curtain airbags may not deploy irrespective of the deformation and damage to the vehicle body. Also, depending on the location of the impact, the side airbags and curtain airbags may not deploy simultaneously.

Examples of some typical conditions are shown in the illustation.

1- Side impacts in an area away from the passenger compartment.

1- Side impacts in an area away from the passenger compartment.

2- Motorcycle or other similar small vehicle collides with the side of vehicle.

3- Collision with a utility pole, tree or other narrow object.

4- Oblique side impacts.

4- Oblique side impacts.

5- Vehicle rolls onto its side or roof.

Because the side airbags and curtain airbags do not protect the occupant in all types of side collisions, be sure to always properly wear your seat belts.

The side airbags and curtain airbags ARE NOT DESIGNED TO DEPLOY when...

The side airbags and curtain airbags are not designed to deploy in conditions where they cannot usually provide protection to the occupant. Typical conditions are shown in the illustration.

1- Head-on collisions.

1- Head-on collisions.

2- Rear end collisions.

Because the side airbags and curtain airbags do not protect the occupant in all types of collisions, be sure to always properly wear your seat belts.

WARNING:

● The side airbags and curtain airbags are designed to supplement the driver and passenger seat belts in certain side impacts. Seat belts should always be worn properly, and the driver and passenger should sit well back and upright without leaning against the window or door.

● The side airbags and curtain airbags inflates with great force. The driver and passenger should not put their arms out the window, and should not lean against the door, in order to reduce risk of serious or possible fatal injury from the deploying side airbags and curtain airbags.

WARNING:

WARNING:

● Do not allow any second seat occupant to hold onto the seatback of either front seat, in order to reduce risk of injury from the deploying side airbags. Special care should be taken with children.

● Do not place any objects near or in front of the seat - back of either front seat. They could interfere with proper side airbag inflation, and also could cause injury if thrown free by side airbag deployment.

● Do not place stickers, labels or additional trim on the seatback of either front seat. They could interfere with proper side airbag inflation.

● Do not install seat covers on seats with side airbags.

Do not re-cover seats that have side airbags. This could interfere with proper side airbag inflation.

● Do not attach a microphone (A) or any other device or object around the part where the curtain airbags (B) activate such as on the windscreen, side door glass, front and rear pillars and roof side or assist grips. When the curtain airbags inflate, the microphone or other device or object will be hurled with great force or the curtain airbags may not activate correctly, resulting in death or serious injury.

WARNING:

WARNING:

● Do not put a hanger or any heavy or pointed object on the coat hook. If the curtain airbag was activated, any such item could be propelled away with great force and could prevent the curtain airbag from inflating correctly. Hang clothes directly on the coat hook (without using a hanger). Make sure there are no heavy or sharp objects in the pockets of clothes that you hang on the coat hook.

● Never install a rearward facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. A forward facing child restraint should be used in the rear seat only when ever possible. If a forward facing child restraint must be used in the front passenger seat, adjust the seat to the most rearward position, and use care to ensure that the child stays in the child restraint and away from the door.

● Do not allow the child to lean against or close to the front door even if the child is seated in a child restraint system.

The child’s head should also not be leaned against or be close to the area where the side airbags and curtain airbags are located. It is dangerous if the side airbags and curtain airbags inflate.

Failure to follow all of these instructions could lead to serious or fatal injury to the child.

● Work around and on the side airbags and curtain airbags system components should only be done by an authorised MITSUBISHI MOTORS dealer.

SRS warning lamp/display

The warning lamp/display illuminates when there is a fault with the system. In

The warning lamp/display illuminates when there is a fault with the system. In addition, “SERVICE REQUIRED” is displayed on the information screen in the multi-information display.

Normally, when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the warning lamp should illuminate for several seconds and then should go out.

In addition, if an SRS airbag and the pre-tensioner system operate, the warning lamp illuminates and stays on.

The SRS warning lamp is shared by the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) and the seat belt pre-tensioner system.

WARNING E00407900960

● When the warning lamp/display behave as follows, the system could be faulty. The SRS airbag or pretensioner seat belt might not operate normally during a collision, etc., resulting in injury, so have them inspected by an authorised MITSUBISHI MOTORS dealer.

• The warning lamp does not illuminate or stays illuminated when the ignition switch is turned “ON”.

• The warning lamp illuminates while driving.

• The warning display operates while driving.

SRS servicing

WARNING:

● We recommend any maintenance performed on or near the components of the SRS to be performed by a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point.

Improper work on the SRS components or wiring could result in inadvertent deployment of the airbags, or could render the SRS inoperative; either situation could result in serious injury.

● Do not modify your steering wheel, seat belt retractor or any other SRS components. For example, replacement of the steering wheel, or modifications to the front bumper or body structure can adversely affect SRS performance and lead to possible injury.

● If your vehicle has received any damage, we recommend you to have the SRS inspected to ensure it is in proper working order.

● Do not modify your front seats, centre pillar and centre console.

It can adversely affect SRS performance and lead to possible injury.

If you found any tear scratch, crack or damage to the seat fabric near the side airbag, the portion of the front and rear pillars and roof side rail, you should have the SRS inspected by a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Service Point.

NOTE:

● When you transfer ownership of the vehicle to some other person, we urge you to alert the new owner that it is equipped with the SRS and refer that owner to the applicable section in this owner’s manual.

● If your vehicle has to be scrapped do this in line with local legislation and contact a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Service Point to safely dismantle the airbag system.

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