Subaru Forester: SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag) / General precautions regarding SRS airbag system and children

Subaru Forester. General precautions regarding SRS airbag system and children

WARNING

Seat children in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable speed and force and can injure or even kill children, especially if they are not restrained or improperly restrained. Because children are lighter and weaker than adults, their risk of being injured from deployment is greater.

For that reason, we strongly recommend that ALL children (including those in child seats and those that have outgrown child restraint devices) sit in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint device or in a seatbelt, whichever is appropriate for the child’s age, height and weight. Secure ALL types of child restraint devices (including forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times.

According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions.

For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, refer to “Child restraint systems”.

Subaru Forester. General precautions regarding SRS airbag system and children

WARNING

NEVER INSTALL A CHILD SEAT IN THE FRONT SEAT. DOING SO RISKS SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD BY PLACING THE CHILD’S HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE SRS AIRBAG.

Subaru Forester. General precautions regarding SRS airbag system and children

WARNING

Never allow a child to stand up or kneel on the front passenger’s seat. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable force and can injure or even kill the child.

Subaru Forester. General precautions regarding SRS airbag system and children

WARNING

Never hold a child on your lap or in your arms. The SRS airbag deploys with considerable force and can injure or even kill the child.

Subaru Forester. General precautions regarding SRS airbag system and children

Subaru Forester. General precautions regarding SRS airbag system and children

WARNING

  • Never allow a child to do the following.
    • Kneel on any passenger’s seat facing the side window.
    • Wrap his/her arms around the front seat seatback.
    • Put his/her head, arms or other parts of the body out of the window.

    In the event of an accident, the force of SRS side airbag and/or SRS curtain airbag deployment could injure the child seriously because his/her head, arms or other parts of the body are too close to the SRS side airbag and/ or SRS curtain airbag.

  • Since your vehicle is also equipped with a front passenger’s SRS frontal airbag, children should be placed in the rear seat anyway and should be properly restrained at all times.

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