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When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, this indicator comes on briefly then goes off. This tells you the system is working properly.

If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, you should have the system checked by your dealer. For example:

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If the SRS indicator does not come on after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive.

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2009 S2000 Be aware that objects placed on the passenger’s seat can cause the indicator to come on.

If no weight is detected in the passenger’s seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on.

Additional Information About Your Airbags

If you see any of these indications, the airbags and seat belt tensioners may not work properly when you need them.

How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury or death if the airbag systems or tensioners do not work properly.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts you to a possible problem.

U. S.

Canada

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR

This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s airbag has been shut off because weight sensors detect about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child) on the passenger’s seat. It does notmean there is a problem with the airbag.

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2009 S2000 The passenger airbag off indicator may come on and off repeatedly if the total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold.

If an adult or teenage passenger is riding in front, move the seat as far to the rear as possible, and have the passenger sit upright and wear the seat belt properly.

Additional Information About Your Airbags

If the indicator comes on with no passenger and no objects on the passenger seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors. Look for and remove:

Airbag Service Your airbag systems are virtually maintenance free, and there are no parts you can safely service. However, you must have your vehicle serviced if:

Any items under the passenger’s seat.

Any objects hanging on the seat.

Any object(s) touching the rear of the seat-back.

If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible.

Any airbag

Anairbageverinflates. that has deployed must be replaced along with the control unit and other related parts. Any seat belt tensioner that activates must also be replaced.

Do not try to remove or replace any airbag by yourself. This must be done by an authorized dealer or a knowledgeable body shop.

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2009 S2000 Additional Information About Your Airbags

Additional Safety Precautions

Donotattempttodeactivateyour airbags. seat belts provide the best protection.

Together, airbags and

Donottamperwithairbag componentsorwiringforany Tampering could cause reason. the airbags to deploy, possibly causing very serious injury.

Donotremoveormodifyaseat withoutconsultingyourdealer. This could make the driver’s seat position sensor or the passenger’s weight sensors ineffective. If it is necessary to remove or modify a seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009.

TheSRSindicatoralertsyoutoa Take your vehicle to an problem. authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly.

Even if your

Ifyourvehiclehasamoderateto severeimpact. airbags do not inflate, your dealer should inspect the driver’s seat position sensor, the passenger’s weight sensors, the seat belt tensioners, and all seat belts worn during the crash to make sure they are operating properly.

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2009 S2000 Protecting Children General Guidelines



Children depend on adults to protect them. However, despite their best intentions, many adults do not know how to passengers.

protect child

properly

If you ever need to drive with a child in your vehicle, be sure to read this section. It begins with important general guidelines, then presents special information for small children who must ride in a forward- facing child seat, and for larger children.

All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death of children age 12 and under.

To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state and Canadian province requires that children be properly restrained when they ride in a vehicle.

Anychildwhoistoosmalltoweara seatbeltmustberestrainedinan approvedchildseatthatisproperly securedtothevehicle 33

(see pages

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Largerchildrenmustberestrained withalap/shoulderbeltandrideon aboosterseatuntiltheseatbeltfits ). themproperly

(see pages

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Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash.

Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child seat. A larger child should be properly restrained with a seat belt and use a booster seat if necessary.

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Your Vehicle is Not Recommended for Child Passengers According to accident statistics, children of all ages and sizes are safer when they are restrained in a back seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children aged 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat. Some states have laws restricting where children may ride.

Since this vehicle does not have a back seat, we strongly recommend that you do not carry any child who is not large enough or mature enough to ride in front (see page

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The Passenger’s Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks Airbags have been designed to help protect adults in a moderate to severe frontal collision. To do this, the passenger’s airbag is quite large, and it can inflate with enough force to cause very serious injuries.

Even though your vehicle has an advanced airbag system that automatically turns the passenger’s airbag off (see page 24 follow these guidelines:

), please

Infants Neverputarear-facingchildseatin If the airbag inflates, it thisvehicle. can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or very seriously injure an infant.

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If the vehicle seat is too

SmallChildren Placingaforward-facingchildseatin thepassenger’sseatcanbe hazardous. far forward, or the child’s head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating airbag can strike the child with enough force to kill or very seriously injure a small child.

LargerChildren Childrenwhohaveoutgrownchild seatsarealsoatriskofbeinginjured orkilledbyaninflatingpassenger’s If a larger child must ride in airbag. this vehicle, see page important guidelines on how to decide when a child is ready to ride in the passenger’s seat and how to properly protect the child.

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2009 S2000 To remind you of the passenger’s airbag hazards, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the driver’s and passenger’s visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.

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U.S.Models SUN VISOR

DASHBOARD

CanadianModels SUN VISOR

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Additional Safety Precautions

Neverholdasmallchildonyour If you are not wearing a seat lap. belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward and crush the child against the dashboard. If you are wearing a seat belt, the child can be torn from your arms and be seriously hurt or killed.

Neverputaseatbeltoveryourself andachild. belt could press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries.

During a crash, the

Neverlettwochildrenusethe If they do, they sameseatbelt. could be very seriously injured in a crash.

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Donotleavechildrenaloneina Leaving children without vehicle. adult supervision is illegal in most states and Canadian provinces, and can be very hazardous.

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