Freestar V6-4.2L VIN 2 (2004)
Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming: Customer Safety Information
If the supplemental restraint system (SRS) is being serviced, the system must be deactivated and restraint system diagnostic tools must be
installed. Refer to Air Bag and Safety Belt Pretensioner Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
The air bag restraint system diagnostic tools must be removed and the air bag modules reconnected when the system is reactivated to
avoid non-deployment in a collision, resulting in possible personal injury.
Do not handle, move or change the original horizontal mounting position of the restraints control module (RCM) while the RCM is
connected and the ignition switch is ON. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the inadvertent deployment of the safety
canopy and risk of personal injury.
Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury.
The safety belt pretensioner is a pyrotechnic device. Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag equipped vehicle and when
handling a safety belt buckle pretensioner or safety belt retractor pretensioner. Never probe a pretensioner electrical connector. Doing so
could result in pretensioner or air bag deployment and could result in personal injury.
Never probe the connectors on a safety canopy module. Doing so can result in safety canopy module deployment.
To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the RCM backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or
replacing any front or side air bag (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near the front or
side air bag sensors or RCM, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.
The front impact severity sensor is located under the hood latch bracket.
The first row side impact sensors (if equipped) are located under the seat, beneath the carpet.
The second row side impact sensors (if equipped) are located at or near the base of the C-pillar.
To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect
auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped).
Restraint system diagnostic tools are for service only. Tools must be removed prior to operating the vehicle over the road. Failure to
remove restraint system diagnostic tools could result in injury and possible violation of vehicle safety standards.