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AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT EFFECTS

WARNING

When an airbag inflates, a fine powder is released. Release of fine powder is normal and not an indication of a malfunction. The powder may cause irritation to the skin and should be thoroughly flushed from eyes and any cuts or abrasions. The powder can cause breathing difficulties for asthma sufferers or other people with respiratory problems. If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so, or get fresh air by opening a window. If breathing problems persist, seek medical attention.

WARNING

Airbag deployment is accompanied by a very loud noise, which may cause discomfort and temporary loss of hearing.

WARNING

After inflation, some airbag components are very hot. Do not touch the airbag components until the components have cooled sufficiently, as this may result in an injury.

After inflation, the front and seat-mounted side airbags deflate immediately. Deflation provides a gradual cushioning effect for the occupants and also makes sure the driver's forward vision is not obscured.