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For the air bags to operate correctly, the roof lining and door pillar trims must be in good condition, correctly fitted, and free from obstruction. Any damage, wear, or incorrect fitment should be referred to a retailer/authorized repairer as soon as possible for examination and repair. An air bag system not operating correctly could result in serious injury or death in the event of an accident.


Air bags inflate at high speeds and can cause facial abrasions and other injuries. To minimize the risk of injury, make sure all vehicle occupants, including the driver, wear correctly positioned seat belts. All vehicle occupants, including the driver, must sit correctly in the seats and should 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 is provided by a correctly worn seat belt.


High speed impacts may cause serious injury or death, irrespective of safety features 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.

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

Air bags provide additional protection in certain types of collision only. Air bags do not replace the need to wear a seat belt. All occupants, in all seating positions, should always wear a seat belt, whether or not an air bag is present in that seating position.

Air bag deployment is dependent on the rate at which the passenger compartment changes velocity following a collision. Collision circumstances i.e., vehicle speed, angle of impact, type and size of object hit, etc., vary considerably and affect the rate of deceleration accordingly.

The air bags and SRS are 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 a result of an impact, you believe the air bags should have deployed and they failed to do so, please call: 1-800-637-6837. A Jaguar Land Rover representative will offer advice or arrange to inspect the vehicle.