SRS Component Replacement/Inspection After Deployment

NOTE: Before doing any SRS repairs, use the HDS SRS menu method to check for DTCs; refer to the DTC Troubleshooting Index for the less obvious deployed parts (seat belt tensioners, front impact sensors, side airbag sensors, etc.)

After a collision where the seat belt tensioners deployed, replace these items:
  • SRS unit
  • Seat belt tensioners
  • Seat belt outer lap tensioner
  • Front impact sensors

After a collision where the right side seat belt outer lap tensioner deployed, replace these items:
  • SRS unit
  • Seat belt tensioners
  • Seat belt outer lap tensioner
  • Front impact sensors

After a collision where the front airbag(s) deployed, replace these items:
  • SRS unit
  • Deployed airbag(s)
  • Seat belt tensioners
  • Seat belt outer lap tensioner
  • Front impact sensors

After a collision where the side airbag(s) deployed, replace these items:
  • SRS unit
  • Deployed side airbag(s)
  • Side impact sensor(s) (first) for the side(s) that deployed
  • Complete seat frame

After a collision where the side curtain airbag(s) deployed, replace these items:
  • SRS unit
  • Deployed side curtain airbag(s)
  • Side impact sensor(s) (first) for the side(s) that deployed
  • Side impact sensor(s) (second) for the side(s) that deployed
  • Roof trim
  • Center pillar upper trim
  • Rear pillar upper trim
  • Front grab handle
  • Second grab handle
  • All related trim clips
  • Sunvisor

After a moderate to severe side or rear collision, inspect for any damage on the side curtain airbag or other related components. According to the degree of damage, replace components as needed.

Front pillar trim 

Center pillar trim 

Rear pillar trim 

During the repair process, inspect these areas:
  • Inspect all the SRS wire harnesses. Replace, do not repair, any damaged harnesses.
  • Inspect the cable reel for heat damage. If there is any damage, replace the cable reel.

After the vehicle is completely repaired, turn the ignition switch ON (II). If the SRS indicator comes on for about 6 seconds and then goes off, the SRS is OK. If the indicator does not function properly, use the HDS SRS Menu Method to read the DTC. If you cannot retrieve a code, go to SRS Indicator Circuit Troubleshooting.

Checking and Adjusting the Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap


To prevent the side curtain airbag from deploying and damaging the pillar trim, the overlap between the headliner and pillar trim must be less then 15 mm. To check the overlap, do this:

1.Install the headliner (A) and the pillar trims (B).

 

2.Using masking tape on the headliner, mark the upper edge of each pillar trim.

 

3.Remove the pillar trim, and measure the headliner overlap.

  • If the overlap is less than 15 mm, remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.
  • If the overlap is more than 15 mm, go to 4.

 

4.Carefully trim the headliner with a utility knife, reducing the overlap to less than 15 mm.

 

5.Remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.