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Air bags inflate at high speeds. To minimize the risk of injury, make sure that all vehicle occupants wear correctly positioned seat belts, sit correctly in the seats, and position the seats as far back as practical.


Air bag inflation takes place instantaneously, and cannot protect against the effects of secondary impacts. Under these circumstances the only protection will be provided by a correctly worn seat belt.


Phone systems should only be installed by qualified persons familiar with the operation of, and requirements for, vehicles fitted with SRS. If you are in any doubt, seek advice from your Retailer/Authorized Repairer.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends a minimum distance of 10 inches (25 cm) between an occupant's chest and the drivers's air bag module.


Air bags provide additional protection in certain types of collision only - they do not replace the need to wear a seat belt. All occupants, in all seating positions, should always wear their seat belt, whether or not an air bag is present in that seating position. This will help to minimize the risk of severe injury or death in the event of a crash.


For the air bags to operate correctly, the roof lining and door post trims must be in good condition, correctly fitted and free from obstruction. Any damage, wear or incorrect installation should be referred to your Retailer/Authorized Repairer as soon as possible for examination and repair.


High speed impacts may cause serious injury or death irrespective of safety feature fitted to a vehicle.


The air bag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) cannot provide protection in some types of impact. Under these circumstances, the only protection will be provided by a correctly worn seat belt.

Air bag deployment is dependent on the rate at which the passenger compartment changes velocity following the collision. Circumstances affecting different collisions (vehicle speed, angle of impact, type and size of object hit, etc.), vary considerably and will affect the rate of deceleration accordingly.

The SRS is not designed to operate as a result of:

  • Rear impacts.

  • Minor front impacts.

  • Minor side impacts.

  • Heavy braking.

  • Driving over bumps and pot holes.

Therefore, it follows that considerable superficial damage to the vehicle can occur, without causing the air bags to deploy.


If, as the result of an impact, you believe that the air bags should have deployed and they failed to do so, please call 1-800-452-4827 for advice or arrange for a Jaguar representative to inspect the vehicle.