OCS MAT SENSOR REPLACEMENT – RIO PASSENGER SEAT (SC097)

This =
bulletin provides information relating to replacement of the Occupant =
Classification

System =
(OCS) passenger seat mat in certain Rio vehicles produced from February =
20,

2005 =
through December 9, 2007. There is a possibility that the passenger seat =
sensor mat

may =
experience fatigue cracking through use over time. If sufficient =
cracking occurs, the

OCS will =
cease to function, the airbag warning light on the instrument panel will =
illuminate,

and during =
an impact, the front passenger airbag may deploy even with a child =
present in

the front =
passenger seat.

To correct =
this issue, follow the repair procedure below to replace the mat in the =
passenger

side seat =
cushion. Verify that the vehicle is in the affected range by VIN and =
production

date, and =
then perform the Service Procedure outlined in this =
bulletin.

Posted in Service Campaign.