CHRYSLER 200 2015 2.G Owner's Manual
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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) —
Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Advanced Front Air Bags
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Supplemental Knee Air Bags
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Seat Belt Pretenioners
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
• Seat Track Position Sensors
• Occupant Classification System
Advanced Front Air Bags
• This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and front passenger as asupplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in
every type of collision.
• Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side,
or rollover collisions.
• The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all frontal collisions, including some that may produce substantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck underrides, and
angle offset collisions.
• On the other hand, depending on the type and location of impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe initial
• Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
• Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position, away from an inflating air bag.
• The air bags must be ready to inflate for your protection in a collision. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the internal circuits and interconnecting wiring associated with air
bag system electrical components.
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• The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light in the instrument panel for approximately fourto eight seconds for a self-check when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON/RUN
position. After the self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a
malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momen-
tarily or continuously. A single chime will sound to alert you if the light comes on again after
• The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the START or ON/RUN position. If the ignition switch is in the OFF
position or in the ACC position, the air bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
• If the Air Bag Warning Light in the instrument panel is not on during the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON/RUN position, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the vehicle serviced by an authorized service center immediately.
If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine related gauges are not working, the Occupant
Restraint Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. In this condition the air bags may not be ready
to inflate for your protection. Have an authorized dealer service the air bag system immediately.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer immediately.
• Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the air bags will not be in place to protect you.
• If it is necessary to modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details regarding the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
Occupant Classification System
This vehicle is equipped with a right front passenger Occupant Classification System (“OCS”)
that is designed to provide Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag output appropriate to the
occupant’s seated weight input, as determined by the OCS.
The Occupant Classification System (OCS) consists of the following:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM) and Sensor located in the front passenger seat
• Air Bag Warning Light
The OCS will NOT prevent deployment of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag. The OCS may
reduce the inflation rate of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag if the OCS estimates that:
• The front passenger seat is unoccupied or has very light objects on it; or
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a small passenger, including a child; or
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a rear-facing child restraint; or
• The front passenger is not properly seated or his or her weight is taken off of the seat for aperiod of time.
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Front Passenger Seat Occupant Status Front Passenger Air Bag Output
Rear-facing child restraint Reduced-power deployment
Child, including a child in a forward-facing child
restraint or booster seat* Full-power deployment OR reduced-power
Properly seated adult Full-power deployment OR reduced-power
Unoccupied seat Reduced-power deployment
* It is possible for a child to be classified as an adult, allowing a full-power Passenger Advanced
Front Air Bag deployment. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat and never
install a child restraint system, including a rear-facing child restraint, in the front passenger seat.
The OCS determines the front passenger’s most probable classification.
The OCS estimates the seated weight on the front passenger seat and where that weight is
located. The OCS communicates the classification status to the ORC. The ORC uses the
classification to determine whether the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag inflation rate should
be adjusted. In order for the OCS to operate as designed, it is important for the front passenger
to be seated properly and properly wearing the seat belt. Properly seated passengers are:
• Sitting upright
• Facing forward
• Sitting in the center of the seat with their feet comfortably on or near the floor
• Sitting with their back against the seatback and the seatback in an upright position
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Lighter Weight Passengers (Including Small Adults)
When a lighter weight passenger, including a small adult, occupies the front passenger seat, the
OCS may reduce the inflation rate of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag. This does not
mean that the OCS is working improperly.
Do not decrease OR increase the front passenger’s seated weight on the front passenger
The front passenger’s seated weight must be properly positioned on the front passenger seat.
Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death. The OCS determines the most probable
classification of the occupant that it detects. The OCS will detect the front passenger’s de-
creased or increased seated weight, which may result in an adjusted inflation rate of the
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag in a collision. This does not mean that the OCS is working
improperly. Decreasing the front passenger’s seated weight on the front passenger seat may
result in a reduced-power deployment of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag. Increasing the
front passenger’s seated weight on the front passenger seat may result in a full-power deploy-
ment of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag. Examples of improper front passenger seating
• The front passenger’s weight is transferred to another part of the vehicle (like the door, armrest or instrument panel).
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways, or turns to face the rear of the vehicle.
• The front passenger’s seatback is not in the full upright position.
• The front passenger carries or holds an object while seated (e.g., backpack, box, etc.).
• Objects are lodged under the front passenger seat.
• Objects are lodged between the front passenger seat and center console.
• Accessories that may change the seated weight on the front passenger seat are attached to the front passenger seat.
• Anything that may decrease or increase the front passenger’s seated weight.
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The OCS determines the front passenger’s most probable classification. If an occupant in the
front passenger seat is seated improperly, the occupant may provide an output signal to the OCS
that is different from the occupant’s properly seated weight input, for example:
The Air Bag Warning Light
will turn on
whenever the OCS is unable to classify the
front passenger seat status. A malfunction in
the OCS may affect the operation of the air
If the Air Bag Warning Light
come on, or stays on after you start the vehicle,
or it comes on as you drive, take the vehicle to
an authorized dealer for service immediately.
The passenger seat assembly contains critical
components that may affect the Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag inflation. In order for
the OCS to properly classify the seated weight
of a front seat passenger, the OCS compo-
nents must function as designed.
Do not make any modifications to the front
passenger seat components, assembly, or to
the seat cover. If the seat, trim cover, or cushion
needs service for any reason, take the vehicle to
your authorized dealer. Only Chrysler Group
LLC approved seat accessories may be used.
The following requirements must be strictly
• Do not modify the front passenger seat as- sembly or components in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers or cushions not designated by
Chrysler Group LLC for the specific model
being repaired. Always use the correct seat
cover and cushion specified for the vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover or cushion with an aftermarket seat cover or cushion.
• Do not add a secondary seat cover or mat.
• At no time should any Supplemental Re- straint System (SRS) component or SRS re-
lated component or fastener be modified or
replaced with any part except those which are approved by Chrysler Group LLC.
Not Seated Properly
Not Seated Properly
Not Seated Properly
Not Seated Properly
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Supplemental Knee Air Bags
This vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the steering column and a Supplemental Passenger Knee Air Bag mounted in the
instrument panel below the glove compartment. The Supplemental Knee Air Bags provide
enhanced protection during a frontal impact by working together with the seat belts, pretension-
ers, and Advanced Front Air Bags.
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The air bagswork with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions, the air bags won't
deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during Advanced Front Air Bag
deployment could cause serious injury, including death. Air bags need room to inflate. Sit
back, comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• No objects should be placed over or near the air bag on the instrument panel or steering
wheel because any such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a collision severe
enough to cause the air bag to inflate.
Supplemental Side Air Bags
• This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SABs) located in
the outboard side of the front seats. The SABs are marked with a SRS AIRBAG or AIRBAG
label sewn into the outboard side of the seats.
• This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABICs) located above the side windows. The trim covering the SABICs is labeled SRS AIRBAG or AIRBAG.
The SABICs may help reduce the risk of partial or complete ejection of vehicle occupants
through side windows in certain side impact events.
• The SABICs and SABs (“Side Air Bags”) are designed to activate in certain side impacts and certain rollover events. The Occupant Restraint Controller (“ORC”) determines whether the
deployment of the Side Air Bags in a particular side impact or rollover event is appropriate,
based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle damage by itself is not a good indicator of
whether or not Side Air Bags should have deployed.
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• Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or window. Sit upright inthe center of the seat.
• Being too close to the Side Air Bags during deployment could cause you to be severely
injured or killed.
• Relying on the Side Air Bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The
Side Air Bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions, Side Air
Bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belt even though you have Side Air Bags.
• This vehicle is equipped with left and right Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABICs). Do not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to block the deployment
of the SABICs. The trim covering above the side windows where the SABIC and its
deployment path are located should remain free from any obstructions.
• This vehicle is equipped with SABICs. In order for the SABICs to work as intended, do not
install any accessory items in your vehicle which could alter the roof. Do not add an
aftermarket sunroof to your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent
attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof
of the vehicle for any reason.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects between you and the Side Air Bags; the
performance could be adversely affected and/or objects could be pushed into you,
causing serious injury.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to
crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats rather than in the front.
Every state in the United States and all Canadian provinces require that small children ride in
proper restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
• For additional information, refer to www.Seatcheck.org or call 1-866-SEATCHECK.
• Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information:http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
LATCH — Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands
for Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren.
The rear outboard seating positions have lower anchors and top tether anchors. The rear center
seating position has a top tether anchor only.
LATCH System Weight Limit
You may use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child
restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor instead of the LATCH system
once the combined weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
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Locating The LATCH Lower Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that
are found at the rear of the seat cushion where
it meets the seatback, below the anchorage
symbols on the seatback. They are just visible
when you lean into the rear seat to install the
child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the gap between the
seatback and seat cushion.
Locating The Tether Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchor-
ages behind each rear seating position located
in the panel between the rear seatback and the
rear window. These tether strap anchorages are
under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage
symbol on it.
Center Seat LATCH
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments in the center seating position. Only
install this type of child restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child restraints with flexible,
webbing mounted lower attachments can be installed in any rear seating position. In the center
position, the inner anchorages are 17.7 inches (450 mm) apart.
Installing The Child Restraint Using The LATCH Lower Anchors
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or more child restraints.
1. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the tether strap of the child seat so that you can more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.
2. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seating position.
3. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the top tether anchorage. See below for directions to attach a tether anchor.
4. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any direction.
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Installing The Child Restraint Using The Vehicle Seat Belts
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are equipped with a Switchable Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR) that is designed to keep the lap portion of the seat belt tight around the
child restraint. Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and pull
it tight if necessary.
Tether Weight Limit
Always use the tether anchor when using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up
to the recommended weight limit of the child restraint.
To Install A Child Seat Using An ALR:
1. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to pass it through the belt path of thechild restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
2. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
3. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight against the child seat.
4. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract back into the retractor. As
the webbing retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is now in the
Automatic Locking mode.
5. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is locked, you should not be able to pull out any webbing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat the last step.
6. Finally, pull up on any extra webbing to tighten the lap portion around the child restraint while you push the child restraint rearward and downward into the vehicle seat.
7. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether strap. See below for
directions to attach a tether anchor.
8. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) in any direction.
Installing The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower Anchors Or Vehicle
When installing a forward-facing child restraint, always secure the top tether strap, up to the
tether anchor weight limit, whether the child restraint is installed with the lower anchors or the
vehicle seat belt.
Tether Anchorage Installation
1. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly behind the seat where you are placing thechild restraint.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for the strap between the anchor and the child seat.
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3. If your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints, raise the head restraint, andwhere possible, route the tether strap under the head restraint and between the two posts. If
not possible, lower the head restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard side of the
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the top tether anchorage and remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury by restricting head movement in the
event of a rear impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top of the head restraint is
located above the top of your ear.
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle
or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion.
Driving a vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted or removed could cause serious
injury or death in the event of a collision.
Reactive Head Restraints — Front Seats
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with Reactive Head Restraints (RHR). In the
event of a rear impact the RHRs will automatically extend forward minimizing the gap between
the back of the occupants head and the RHR.
The RHRs will automatically return to their normal position following a rear impact. If the RHRs
do not return to their normal position see your authorized dealer immediately.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the
release button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push downward on the head
The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If
either of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
Do not place items over the top of the Reactive Head Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or
portable DVD players. These items may interfere with the operation of the Reactive Head
Restraint in the event of a collision and could result in serious injury or death.