Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
How the Supplemental Restraint System works
The SRS includes the following components:
1- Airbag module (Driver)
2- Front passenger’s airbag OFF indication lamp
3- Airbag module (Passenger)
4- Driver’s knee airbag module
5- Front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch
6- Side airbag modules
7- Curtain airbag modules
The airbags will operate only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “START” position.
The airbags deployment produces a sudden, loud noise, and releases some smoke and powder, but these conditions are not injurious, and do not indicate a fire in the vehicle. People with respiratory problems may feel some temporary irritation from chemicals used to produce the deployment; open the windows after airbag deployment, if safe to do so.
The airbags deflate very rapidly after deployment, so there is little danger of obscured vision.
► Airbags inflate at an extremely rapid speed. In certain situations, contact with inflating airbags can result in abrasions, light cuts, bruises, and the like.
► IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE PROPERLY SEATED.
A driver or front passenger too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during airbag deployment can be killed or seriously injured.
Airbags inflate very fast, and with great force.
If the driver and passengers are not properly seated and restrained, the airbags may not protect you properly, and could cause serious or fatal injuries when it inflates.
► Do not sit on the edge of the seat or sit with your lower legs too close to the instrument panel, or lean head or chest close to the steering wheel or instrument panel. Do not put feet or legs on or against the instrument panel.
► Place all infants and small children in the rear seat and properly restrained using an appropriate child restraint system.
The rear seat is the safest place for infants and children.
► Infants and small children should never be unrestrained, stand up against the instrument panel or be held in your arms or on your lap. They could be seriously injured or killed in a collision, including when the airbag inflates. They should be properly seated in the rear seat in an appropriate child restraint system. See the “Child restraint” section of this owner’s manual.
Use rearward facing child restraints in the rear seat or turn off the front passenger’s airbag ON-OFF switch (if so equipped). (Refer to “To turn an airbag off”.)
► A REARWARD FACING CHILD RESTRAINT must NOT be used in the front passenger
seat if the front passenger’s airbag has not been deactivated. The force of an inflating
airbag could kill or cause serious injuries to the child. A rearward facing child
restraint must only be used in the rear seat.
► A FORWARD FACING CHILD RESTRAINT should be used in the rear seat whenever possible; if it must be used in the front passenger seat, adjust the seat to the most rearward position. Failure to do so could kill or cause serious injuries to the child.
► Older children should be seated in the rear seat, properly wearing the seat belt, with an appropriate booster seat if needed.