TownAndCountry 2008

Air Bags (Supplemental Restraint System)


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 of the front end module carrier on each side of the cooling module and below the inboard end of each front lamp unit.
Occupant Restraint Controller (2) -The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) is located on a mounting bracket on the floor panel near the dash panel just forward of the center instrument panel support.
Passenger Airbag (3) -The passenger airbag is located in the instrument panel, beneath the passenger airbag door on the top of the instrument panel just forward of the upper 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, 8) -A seat belt tensioner is integral to both front seat belt retractor units (8) on all vehicles. In addition, a tensioner is integral to both front seat belt buckle units (6) of vehicles manufactured for export markets. The seat belt retractor tensioner units are secured to the right and left inner B-pillars and concealed beneath the lower B-pillar trim. The seat belt buckle tensioner units are secured to the inboard side of each front seat cushion frame and concealed beneath the inboard seat cushion side shield.
Seat Track Position Sensor (7) -Certain vehicles may include a seat track position sensor that is located on a bracket on the inboard side of the upper inboard seat adjuster track on each front seat.
Seat Airbags (9) -Seat integrated side airbags are standard equipment in all export market vehicles, except Mexico. This airbag system consists of passive, inflatable, SRS components and vehicles with this equipment can be readily identified by a sewn tag with the description intact.
Side Curtain Airbag (11) -Vehicles with this equipment have a side curtain airbag secured to each inside roof side rail above the headliner, which extends from the A-pillar to the D-pillar.
Side Impact Sensor (5, 10) -Six side impact sensors are standard equipment on vehicles with side curtain airbags, three on each side of the vehicle. One pressure-type sensor (5) is located on each right and left side front door module carrier, while one acceleration-type sensor (10) is located in each sliding door lower track and each quarter inner panel near the rear wheel housing. These sensors are each concealed behind the adjacent interior trim components.

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Fig. SRS component view