Toyota Highlander Owners Manual: SRS airbags
observe the following precautions regarding the srs airbags.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
Since the risk zone for the driver's airbag is the first 2 - 3 in. (50 - 75 Mm) of inflation, placing yourself 10 in. (250 Mm) from your driver airbag provides you with a clear margin of safety. This distance is measured from the center of the steering wheel to your breastbone. If you sit less than 10 in. (250 Mm) away now, you can change your driving position in several ways:
The seat should be adjusted as recommended by nhtsa above, while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel, and your view of the instrument panel controls.