Avenger 2008



Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), never attempt to repair the electrically conductive circuits or wiring components related to the SRS. Such repairs can compromise the conductivity and current carrying capacity of those critical electrical circuits, which may cause SRS components not to deploy when required, or to deploy when not required. Any wire harness containing broken, cut, burned or otherwise damaged electrically conductive SRS wiring, terminals or connector components must be removed and replaced with an entire new wire harness. Only minor cuts or abrasions of wire and terminal insulation where the conductive material has not been damaged, or connector insulators where the integrity of the latching and locking mechanisms have not been compromised may be repaired using appropriate methods.

This system is a sensitive, complex unit. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable before beginning airbag system component, removal, or installation procedures. This will disable the airbag system. Failure to disconnect the battery could result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury. Allow system capacitor to discharge for two minutes before removing airbag components.

Do not place an intact undeployed airbag face down on a solid surface, the airbag will propel into the air if accidentally deployed and could result in serious or fatal injury. When carrying or handling an undeployed airbag, the trim side of the airbag should be pointing away from the body to minimize possibility of serious or fatal injury if accidental deployment occurs.

Replace airbag system components with Mopar® replacement parts. Substitute parts may appear interchangeable, but internal differences may result in inferior occupant protection and could result in serious or fatal injury.

Wear safety glasses, rubber gloves, and long sleeved clothing when cleaning powder residue from vehicle after airbag deployment. Powder residue emitted from a deployed airbag can cause skin irritation. Flush affected area with cool water if irritation is experienced. If nasal or throat irritation is experienced, exit the vehicle for fresh air until the irritation ceases. If irritation continues, see a physician.

Do not use a replacement airbag that is not in the original packaging. Improper deployment and serious or fatal injury could result.

The factory installed fasteners, screws and bolts used to fasten airbag components are specifically designed for the airbag system. Do not use substitute fasteners, use only original equipment fasteners listed in the parts catalog when fastener replacement is required.

Airbags should be stored in a cool dry location away from excessive heat and static electrical activity with the fabric airbag facing up. If not stored properly, a premature deployment could happen and result in serious or fatal injury.

Deployed and Non-deployed airbags may or may not have live pyrotechnic material within the airbag inflator. Do not dispose of Driver and Passenger Airbags unless you are sure of complete deployment. Please refer to the Hazardous Substance Control System for Proper Disposal. Dispose of deployed air bags in a manner consistent with state, provincial, local, and federal regulations.

During, and following, any child restraint anchor service, due to impact event or vehicle repair, carefully inspect all mounting hardware, tether straps and anchors for proper installation, operation, or damage. If a child restraint anchor is found damaged in any way, the anchor must be replaced. Failure to do so may result in occupant serious or fatal injury.