FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

Tech Tips


  • Use the same procedure for the RH and LH sides.

  • The procedure listed below is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE


  1. CHECK FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR LH (VEHICLE NOT INVOLVED IN COLLISION)


    1. Perform a diagnostic system check Click here.

  2. CHECK FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR LH (VEHICLE INVOLVED IN COLLISION AND AIRBAG HAS NOT DEPLOYED)


    1. Perform a diagnostic system check Click here.

    2. When the front bumper of the vehicle or the surrounding area is damaged, check if there is any damage to the front airbag sensor. If the front airbag sensor has defects as mentioned below, replace it with a new one:


      • Cracks, dents or chips on the sensor housing.

      • Cracks or other damage to the connector.

      • Peeling of the label or damage to the serial number.

      CAUTION:

      For removal and installation procedures of the front airbag sensor, be sure to follow the correct procedure.

  3. CHECK FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR LH (VEHICLE INVOLVED IN COLLISION AND AIRBAG IS DEPLOYED)


    1. When airbags have deployed as the result of a collision, be certain to replace the front airbag sensor when it is in the damaged area (anywhere in need of repair). Furthermore, it is also necessary to replace the front airbag sensor in an undamaged area that has registered a major collision, or which exhibits any of the following abnormalities:


      • Cracks, dents or chips on the sensor housing.

      • Cracks or other damage to the connector.

      • Peeling of the label or damage to the serial number.

      CAUTION:

      For removal and installation procedures of the front airbag sensor, be sure to follow the correct procedure.