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Subaru Outback: Inspection Locations after a Collision

Subaru Outback (BR) 2010-2015 Service Manual / Body / Airbag System / Inspection Locations after a Collision

A: REPLACEMENT

Replace the following parts if the airbag has been activated.

1. FRONT COLLISION

1) Driver's airbag module.

2) Passenger's airbag module.

3) Driver's seat belt (pretensioner).

4) Passenger's seat belt (pretensioner).

5) Airbag control module.

6) Front sub sensor (right and left).

7) Roll connector.

8) Passenger's side seat cushion pad and frame assembly.

9) Instrument panel (for integrating with passenger's airbag module)

2. SIDE COLLISION

1) Airbag control module.

2) Side airbag module (operating side).

3) Side airbag sensor (operating side).

4) Front door impact sensor (operating side).

5) Curtain airbag module (operating side).

6) Curtain airbag sensor (operating side).

3. INSPECTION OF OTHER PARTS

Check for the following parts, and replace the damaged parts with new parts.

1) Steering wheel and steering shaft

Check the steering shaft for mounting conditions and deflection of front and rear, upward and downward directions, and deflection of front and rear direction with tilt lever released. (After a collision, absorbing part of steering shaft may have been operated.)

2) Check the direct type connector of driver's airbag module, curtain airbag module, and pretensioner for damage, and also check each harness for pinching and connector damage. Replace the main harness as an assembly if damage is found.

3) Check the seat cushion, backrest, seat rail and headrest for installing condition and play.

4) If any break or fray is found in the backrest cover of the driver's seat or passenger's seat, replace the backrest cover with a new part because the side airbag system may not operate normally if no care is made.

5) For the passenger's seat, replace the seat cushion pad frame assembly with a new part if the seat cushion frame assembly is deformed or cracked.

6) If there are tears or loosening in the passenger side seat cushion cover, it may interfere with the proper operation of the occupant detection system. Replace with a new cushion cover.

7) Be sure to perform the system calibration for the occupant detection system after removing or replacing the passenger seat cushion cover. If system adjustment is not performed, the occupant detection system may not function properly. <Ref. to OD(diag)-15, OPERATION, System Calibration (Rezeroing).>

8) Use the Subaru Select Monitor to check the front right seat belt buckle switch is operating normally.

B: INSPECTION

If the vehicle is involved in a collision, even if it is a slight collision, be sure to check the following systems.

1. DRIVER'S AIRBAG MODULE

1) Frontal collision (driver's airbag module activated)

  1. Replace the following parts with new ones.
  1. Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

2) Frontal collision (driver's airbag module not activated)

Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one.

Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.

3) No frontal collision

Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

2. KNEE AIRBAG MODULE

1) Frontal collision (knee airbag module activated)

  1. Replace the following parts with new ones.
  1. Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

2) Frontal collision (driver's airbag module not activated)

Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one.

Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.

3) No frontal collision

Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

3. PASSENGER'S AIRBAG MODULE

1) Frontal collision (passenger's airbag module activated)

  1. Replace the following parts with new ones.
  1. Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

2) Frontal collision (passenger's airbag module not activated)

Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one.

Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.

3) No frontal collision

Visually inspect the airbag modules for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

4. SIDE AIRBAG MODULE

1) Side impact (side airbag activated)

  1. Replace the following parts with new ones.
  1. Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

2) Side impact (side airbag not activated)

Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one.

Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.

3) No side impact

Visually inspect the airbag modules for contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

5. CURTAIN AIRBAG MODULE

1) Side impact (curtain airbag activated)

  1. Replace the following parts with new ones.
  1. Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged part with a new one.

2) Side impact (side airbag not activated)

Visually inspect the following items and replace any damaged or cracked part with a new one.

Specially inspect the damage of airbag module body, mounting bracket and harness connector.

3) No side impact

Visually inspect the airbag covers for damage or contamination and replace any faulty part with a new one.

6. AIRBAG CONTROL MODULE

Check for the following, and replace the damaged parts with new parts.

7. FRONT SUB SENSOR

If the section of vehicle as shown in the figure is damaged, check the following items and replace the damaged parts with new parts.

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8. FRONT DOOR IMPACT SENSOR, SIDE AIRBAG SENSOR AND CURTAIN AIRBAG SENSOR

If the section of vehicle as shown in the figure is damaged, check the following items and replace the damaged parts with new parts.

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9. ROLL CONNECTOR

Check the following items and replace any damaged, cracked, or deformed parts with new parts.

10.STEERING SHAFT AND STEERING WHEEL

Check the following items, and if there is anything out of standard value, it is considered to be damaged. If so, replace it with a new part.

Standard: Overall length L

Tilt and telescopic column (measure while minimized)
816.9+1.5 -1.5 mm (32.16+0.059 -0.059 in)

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Specification:
Axial deflection A (deflection of steering wheel)
Less than 6 mm (0.24 in)
Vertical deflection L (runout of steering wheel)
Less than 17 mm (0.68 in)

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11.PASSENGER'S SEAT

1) Check for the following, and replace the damaged parts with new parts.

CAUTION: If any of the following applies, replace the seat cushion pad and frame assembly. Do not disassemble.

2) After checking the installing condition of passenger's seat, perform the system adjustment of occupant detection system. <Ref. to OD(diag)-15, OPERATION, System Calibration (Rezeroing).>

Driver's Airbag Module

A: REMOVAL

CAUTION: Refer to "CAUTION" of "General Description" before handling the airbag module. <Ref. to AB-9, CAUTION, General Description.>

1) Position the front wheels straight ahead. (After moving a vehicle 5 m (16 ft) or more with front wheels positioned straight ahead, make sure that the vehicle moves straight ahead.)

2) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

3) Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work.

4) Remove the driver's airbag module assembly.

  1. Using a hexagon wrench etc. wrapped by protective tape, insert the snap pins and release the locks (3 locations).

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  1. Disconnect the horn harness and airbag connector and remove the airbag module assembly. <Ref. to AB-21, DRIVER'S AIRBAG MODULE, CURTAIN AIRBAG MODULE & PRETENSIONER, PROCEDURE, Airbag Connector.>

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B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

1) Before installation, inspect the following items and replace any faulty part with a new one.

2) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

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