Several precautions must be observed when handling the inflator module to avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury.
Never carry the inflator module by the wires or connector on the underside of the module.
When carrying a live inflator module, hold securely with both hands, and ensure that the bag and trim cover are pointed away.
Place the inflator module on a bench or other surface with the bag and trim cover facing up.
With the inflator module on the bench, never place anything on or close to the module, which may be thrown in the event of an accidental deployment.
Before servicing the vehicle, also make sure to refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section as well.
Some 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.