Seat Leon >> Disabling front passenger airbag

If you fit a rear-facing child seat to the front passenger seat, the front passenger airbag must be deactivated.

Fig. 25 In the glove box

Fig. 25 In the glove box there is key switch for disabling and enabling the airbags on the front passenger side

Fig. 26 Warning lamp for

Fig. 26 Warning lamp for deactivated passenger airbag in centre console

When the passenger airbag is deactivated, this means that only the frontal airbag is deactivated. All the other airbags in the vehicle remain functional.

Disabling front passenger airbag
– Switch off ignition.
– Turn the ignition switch in the key operated switch in the glove box to the position OFF  fig. 25.
– Check that the warning lamp “AIRBAG OFF” in the dash panel  fig. 26 remains lit ignition is switched on. when the ignition is switched on.

Enabling front passenger airbag
– Switch off ignition.
– Turn the ignition switch in the key-operated switch in the glove box to the position ON  fig. 25.
– Check that the warning lamp in the dash panel does fig. 26 not light up when the ignition is switched on WARNING.

WARNING

• The driver is responsible for the proper position of the key-operated switch.
• You should deactivate the front passenger airbag only if you have to use a rear-facing child seat in exceptional cases. “Child safety”.
• For those vehicles that do not include a key lock switch to turn the airbag off, an Authorised Service Centre must be consulted.
• Never install a child seat facing backwards (or rear-facing) on the front passenger seat unless the front passenger airbag has been disabled. This represents a risk of fatal injuries to the child! However, if it is necessary in exceptional circumstances to transport a child in a rear-facing child seat on the front passenger seat, you must always disable the front passenger airbag.
• As soon as the child seat is no longer needed on the front passenger seat, enable the front passenger airbag again.
• Only deactivate the passenger airbag when the ignition is off, otherwise a fault may occur in the airbag system, this will create a danger that in case of an accident, the airbag does not deploy properly or does not deploy at all.
• When the passenger airbag is deactivated, if the warning lamp is not continuously lit up when the front passenger airbag is disabled, there may be a fault in the airbag system:

− Have the airbag system inspected immediately by a qualified workshop.
− Do not use a child seat on the front passenger seat! The front passenger airbag could be triggered despite the fact that there is a fault in the system and, as a result, a child could sustain serious or fatal injuries.
− It is not certain whether the front passenger airbag will deploy during an accident! Inform your passengers of this.

• When using the ignition key to activate / deactivate the passenger front airbag, only the passenger front airbag will be activated / deactivated. The side airbag and head airbag on the passenger side will remain active.

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