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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Additional Factors Affecting System Operation

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual / Seats and Restraints / Airbag System / Passenger Sensing System / Additional Factors Affecting System Operation

Safety belts help keep the passenger in position on the seat during vehicle maneuvers and braking, which helps the passenger sensing system maintain the passenger airbag status. See “Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints” in the Index for additional information about the importance of proper restraint use.

A thick layer of additional material, such as a blanket or cushion, or aftermarket equipment such as seat covers, seat heaters, and seat massagers can affect how well the passenger sensing system operates. We recommend that you not use seat covers or other aftermarket equipment except when approved by GM for your specific vehicle. See Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle  for more information about modifications that can affect how the system operates.

The on indicator may be lit if an object, such as a briefcase, handbag, grocery bag, laptop, or other electronic device, is put on an unoccupied seat. If this is not desired, remove the object from the seat.

Warning

Stowing of articles under the passenger seat or between the passenger seat cushion and seatback may interfere with the proper operation of the passenger sensing system.

If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant
If a person of adult size is sitting in the front outboard passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. Use the following st ...

Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Airbags affect how the vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the airbag system in several places around the vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing th ...

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Parking Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)
Note: The park brake cable adjusting nut is a nylon lock type. Use ONLY HAND TOOLS whenever tightening or loosening the adjusting nut. Apply and fully release the park brake several times. Verify that the park brake lever releases completely. Turn ON the ignition. Verify the red B ...

Heater Inlet Hose Replacement (LUV)
Heater Inlet Hose Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling. Remove the charge air cooler outlet hose. Refer to Charge Air Cooler ...

Jump Starting
For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery. If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. Warning: Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: The ...

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