2017 Range Rover Evoque

OCCUPANT SENSING

WARNING

Crash statistics show that children are safest when properly restrained in a child restraint system. Children should be placed in an age and weight appropriate child restraint system and should be secured in a rear seating position.

WARNING

Extreme hazard! Never place a rearward facing child restraint on the front passenger seat. The infant could be seriously injured or killed if the air bag deploys.

WARNING

For optimum safety, children under the age of 13 years should travel in the rear of the vehicle at all times. Front passenger seat travel is not recommended. An inflating air bag could cause serious injury or death to children riding in the front passenger seat.

The front passenger seat is fitted with an occupancy sensor system that determines if:

  • The seat is unoccupied.

  • The seat is occupied by a person or object of low weight, or a child seat.

  • The seat is occupied by a heavier person or object.

The system consists of:

  • A weight sensing pressure pad installed under the front passenger seat cushion.

    The sensor measures downward pressure/ weight on the seat cushion.

  • A seat belt tension sensor integrated into the anchor point of the front passenger seat belt.

  • A control unit installed under the front passenger seat.

  • An air bag status indicator lamp, mounted in the roof console.

WARNING

Make sure the ignition is switched on when checking the operational status of the front passenger air bag.

There are three operational states:

Occupancy status Passenger air bag status Status lamp display
Completely empty. Deactivated PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF*
Child restraint or low weight occupant or object. Deactivated PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF
Heavy occupant or object. Activated ON PASSENGER AIR BAG**

* If the status lamp indicates that the air bag is off with a seated adult contact a retailer/authorized repairer immediately.

**Displayed for 60 seconds followed by no display.