Nissan Murano: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) / Driver and passenger supplemental knee air bag

Nissan Murano 2015-2022 Owners Manual / Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system / Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) / Driver and passenger supplemental knee air bag

Nissan Murano. Driver and passenger supplemental knee air bag

Driver’s side

The knee air bag is located in the knee bolster, on the driver’s and passenger’s side. All of the information, cautions and warnings in this manual apply and must be followed. The knee air bag is designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although it may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. It may not inflate in certain collisions.

Nissan Murano. Driver and passenger supplemental knee air bag

Passenger’s side

Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper knee air bag operation.

When the knee air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly.

The knee air bag helps to cushion the impact force on the knees of the driver and passenger. It can help reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating knee air bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. The knee air bag provides restraint to the lower body.

The knee air bag inflates quickly in order to help protect the occupants. Because of this, the force of the knee air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is against, this air bag module during inflation. The knee air bag will deflate quickly after the collision is over OR the knee air bag will remain inflated for a short time.

The knee air bag operates only when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.

After placing the ignition switch in the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is operational.

WARNING

  • Do not place any objects between the knee bolster and the driver’s or passenger’s seat. Such objects may become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if a knee air bag inflates.
  • Right after inflation, the knee air bag system components will be hot. Do not touch them; you may severely burn yourself.
  • No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the knee air bag system. This is to preventdamageto or accidental inflation of the knee air bag system.
  • Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system or suspension system. This could affect proper operation of the knee air bag system.
  • Tampering with the knee air bag system may result in serious personal injury. For example, do not change the driver or passenger knee bolster or install additional trim material around the knee air bag.
  • It is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer forwork on and around the knee air bag. It is also recommendedthat you visit a NISSAN dealer for installation of electrical equipment. The SRS wiring harnesses* should not be modified or disconnected. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the knee air bag system.

*The SRS wiring harness or connectors are yellow or orange for easy identification.

When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the knee air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this manual.

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