2007 Jeep Compass

Description & Operation


Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

These vehicles are equipped with an air bag system. The system must be disarmed before performing service on, or around, system components, the steering column, instrument panel components, wiring, and sensors. Failure to follow the safety precautions and the disarming procedure could result in accidental air bag deployment, possible injury, and unnecessary system repairs.

The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) includes the following major components:

Airbag Indicator -The airbag indicator is integral to the Electro Mechanical Instrument Cluster (EMIC) (also known as the Cab Compartment Node/CCN), which is located on the instrument panel in front of the driver.
Clockspring -The clockspring is located near the top of the steering column, directly beneath the steering wheel.
Driver Airbag (4) -The driver airbag is located in the center of the steering wheel, beneath the driver airbag trim cover.
Driver Knee Blocker -The driver knee blocker is a structural unit secured to the back side of and integral to the instrument panel steering column opening cover.
Front Impact Sensor (1) -Two front impact sensors are used, one left side and one right side. One sensor is located on the back side of each vertical member of the radiator support.
Occupant Restraint Controller (2) -The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) is located on a mount on the floor panel transmission tunnel forward of the transmission gear selector, and is concealed behind the instrument panel center support.
Passenger Airbag (3) -The passenger airbag is located in the instrument panel, beneath the passenger airbag door on the instrument panel top cover and above the glove box on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Passenger Knee Blocker -The passenger knee blocker is a structural reinforcement that is integral to and concealed within the lower glove box door.
Seat Belt Tensioner (6) -A seat belt tensioner is integral to both front seat belt retractor units on vehicles equipped with dual front airbags. The seat belt retractor tensioner units are secured to the right and left lower inner B-pillar and are concealed behind the lower B-pillar trim.
Seat Track Position Sensor (5) -Certain vehicles may include a seat track position sensor that is located on the inboard side of one of the seat adjuster tracks on both the driver and the passenger front seats.
Seat Airbags (7) -An optional seat (thorax) airbag unit is secured to each outboard front seat back frame, where it is concealed beneath the seat back trim cover and foam.
Side Curtain Airbag (9) -A side curtain airbag is secured to each inside roof side rail above the headliner, and extends from the A-pillar to just behind the C-pillar.
Side Impact Sensor (8) -Four side impact sensors are used, two on each side of the vehicle. One sensor is located behind the B-pillar trim near the belt line of each B-pillar and one sensor is located behind the quarter panel trim near the belt line of each C-pillar.

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Fig. SRS component view