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AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT EFFECTS

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See AIR BAG SAFETY.

When the air bag inflates:

WARNING

A fine powder is released. The powder may cause irritation to the skin and should be thoroughly flushed from eyes and any cuts or abrasions. The powder can also cause breathing difficulty for people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems.

WARNING

A loud noise is emitted. The noise may cause temporary discomfort and loss of hearing.

WARNING

Some air bag components become very hot. Do not touch the air bag components until they have cooled sufficiently.

If any of these problems occur, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If breathing problems persist, seek medical attention.

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