Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Airbag obstruction

  • Do not obstruct the operation of the airbags by placing any part of your person or any objects in contact with, or close to, an airbag module. If the airbag inflates, objects or any part of your person could interfere with the inflation of the airbag or be propelled inside the vehicle, causing injury to the occupants.
  • Do not allow passengers to obstruct the operation of the airbags by placing feet, knees, or any other part of the body, or any other objects in contact with, or in close proximity to, an airbag module.
  • Do not place objects between the airbag module and the seat occupant. If the airbag inflates, objects or any part of a person could interfere with the inflation of the airbag or be propelled inside the vehicle, causing injury to the occupants.
  • Do not use non-approved seat covers or accessory seat covers that have not been designed for use with airbags. If in doubt, consult your Retailer/Authorised Repairer.
  • Make sure that a gap is maintained between the side of the vehicle, and the head and torso. This will enable unobstructed inflation of the curtain, and seat-mounted side airbags.
  • Do not attach or position items on, or close to, the roof lining, front seat backrests, or to an airbag cover, which could interfere with the inflation of the airbag or be propelled inside the vehicle, causing injury to the occupants.

Airbags cannot deploy correctly if they are obstructed. Examples of obstructions are:

  • Any part of an occupant's body in contact with, or close to, an airbag cover.
  • Objects placed on, or close to, an airbag cover.
  • Clothing, sun screens, or other material hanging from grab handles.
  • Clothing, cushions, or other material covering seat-mounted airbags.
  • Seat covers which are not approved by Land Rover, or specifically designed for use with seat-mounted airbags.

This list is not exhaustive and it remains the responsibility of the driver and passengers to make sure the airbags are not obstructed in any way.

FRONT AIRBAGS

The front passenger, driver and kneebolster airbags deploy depending on the severity of the frontal impact.

The knee-bolster airbag will always fully inflate.

SIDE AIRBAGS

These are designed to protect the thorax region of the torso and will deploy only in the event of a side impact and then, only on the side of the impact.

CURTAIN AIRBAGS

The curtain airbags are deployed in side impact and rollover events, providing greater protection from serious head injuries.

For the curtain airbags to deploy correctly, the roof lining and A-post trim must be undamaged and fitted correctly. Any damage or suspect fitting should be referred to a Retailer/Authorised Repairer for examination.

Note: Curtain airbags will not inflate as a result of frontal or rear impacts alone.

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