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The airbag is designed to deploy during a significant frontal or near-frontal crash. The airbag inflates within a few thousandths of a second cushioning forward body movement and deflates on contact with the occupant. The airbag is not designed to deploy during a minor frontal crash, rear crash, side crash or a vehicle rollover.
Switching the Passenger Airbag Off
WARNING   WARNING:  You must switch the passenger airbag off when using a rearward facing child restraint on the front seat.

The switch is on the passenger side end of the instrument panel. The passenger airbag deactivation indicator is in the center console.
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  1. Insert the key blade into the key slot.
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  1. Turn the key to OFF.
  1. When you switch the power on, check that the passenger airbag OFF indicator illuminates. If it does not illuminate when you switch the power on, this indicates a malfunction. Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Switching the Passenger Airbag On
WARNING   WARNING:  You must switch the passenger airbag on following the removal of the child restraint.

  1. Insert the key blade into the key slot.
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  1. Turn the key to ON.
  1. When you switch the power on, check that the passenger airbag ON indicator illuminates. If it does not illuminate when you switch the power on, this indicates a malfunction. Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.