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TSB 08-27-00

Non-Deployed Airbag Handling Procedures

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Date: : Sept. 29, 2000

Models: 1999 - 2000 (BR/BE) Ram Truck

1990 - 1995 (AA) Spirit/Acclaim/Lebaron Sedan
1995 - 2001 (AB) Ram Van/Wagon
1990 - 1993 (AC) Dynasty/New Yorker/New Yorker Salon
1988 - 1993 (AG) Daytona
1988 - 1995 (AJ) Lebaron Coupe/Convertible
1990 (AL) Horizon/Omni
1988 - 1989 (AM) Diplomat/Gran Fury/New Yorker Fifth Avenue
1994 - 2001 (AN) Dakota
1990 - 1994 (AP) Shadow/Shadow Convertible/Sundance
1990 - 1991 (AQ) Chrysler Maserati
1991 - 1995 (AS) Town & Country/Caravan Voyager
1990 - 1993 (AY) Imperial/New Yorker Fifth Avenue
1994 - 2001 (BR) Ram Pickup
1995 - 1996 (B7) Stealth
1998 - 2001 (DN) Durango
1995 - 2000 (FJ) Avenger/Sebring/Talon
1995 - 2000 (JA) Breeze/Cirrus/Stratus
2001             (JR) Sebring Sedan/Stratus Sedan/Sebring Convertible
1996 - 2000 (JX) Sebring Convertible
1993 - 2001 (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/Vision/LHS/New Yorker/300M
1996 - 2000 (NS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1995 - 2001 (PL) Neon
1997 - 2001 (PR) Prowler
2001            (PT) PT Cruiser
2001            (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1996 - 2001 (SR) Viper
2001            (ST) Sebring Coupe/Stratus Coupe
1997 - 2001 (TJ) Wrangler
1999 - 2001 (WJ) Grand Cherokee
1995 - 2001 (XJ) Cherokee
1993 - 1998 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee/Grand Wagoneer

Discussion:
All damaged or faulty and non-deployed driver, passenger, or side airbag(s) or partially de-ployed 2001 JA and RS front airbags fall into one of two categories.

Non-Warranty Replacement: Dispose in a manner consistent with state, provincial, local and federal regulations.

Warranty Replacement: If the airbag is requested fro warranty return, the DIAL system will print a return document. Please return following the instructions in the current Mopar Hazardous Material Awareness Manual. If warranty material return is not required, dispose of in a manner consistent with state, provincial, local and federal regulations.

CAUTION: 2001 MODEL YEAR JR AND RS VEHICLE FRONT AIRBAGS THAT APPEAR TO BE FULLY DEPLOYED MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE LIVE PYROTECHNIC MATERIAL WITHIN THE AIRBAG INFLATOR. TO DETERMINE IF BOTH SQUIBS WERE USED (NO LIVE MATERIAL) DURING DEPLOYMENT, PERFORM THE FOLLOWING DIAGNOSTICS:

USING A DRB III ® READ AIRBAG DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC’S).

If the following active codes are present:
Driver Squib 1 open
Driver Squib 2 open
And if the stored minutes for both are within 15 minutes of each other both Driver Squib 1 and 2 were used. Both Driver Squib 1 and 2 were used
Driver Squib 1 open
Driver Squib 2 open
And if the stored minutes for Driver Squib 2 open is greater than the stored minutes for Driver Squib1 by 15 minutes or more. Driver Squib 1 was used
Driver Squib 2 is alive
Driver Squib 1 open
Driver Squib 2 open
And if the stored minutes for Driver Squib 1 open is greater than the stored minutes for Driver Squib 2 by 15 minutes or more. Driver Squib 1 is alive
Driver Squib 2 was used
If Driver Squib 1 open
is an active code
And if Driver Squib 2 open is not an active code Driver Squib 1 was used
Driver Squib 2 is alive
If Driver Squib 2 open
active code
And if Driver Squib 1 open is not an active code Driver Squib 1 is alive
Driver Squib 2 was used

If neither of the following codes is an active code:
Driver Squib 1 open
Driver Squib 2 open
  Status of airbag unknown

 

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Thanks to Bob Bergevin for supplying this TSB information

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