Component Replacement/Inspection After SRS 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:

After a collision where the front airbag(s) deployed, replace these items:

After a collision where the side airbag(s) deployed, replace these items:

After a collision where the side curtain airbag(s) deployed, replace these items:
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.

After a collision, where a side curtain airbag has deployed, replace all trim clips on that side, even if they appear to be undamaged. Replace the clips on these parts:


A-pillar 

B-pillar 

C-pillar 

D-pillar 

During the repair process, inspect these areas:

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 accidentally deploying and damaged 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 trims, and measure the headliner overlap.

  • If the overlap is less than 15 mm, remove the tape, and install the pillar trims.
  • If the overlap is 15 mm or more, 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 trims.