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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual / Seats and Restraints / Safety Belts / Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash

Warning

A crash can damage the safety belt system in the vehicle. A damaged safety belt system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure the safety belt systems are working properly after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible.

After a minor crash, replacement of safety belts may not be necessary. But the safety belt assemblies that were used during any crash may have been stressed or damaged. See your dealer to have the safety belt assemblies inspected or replaced.

New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the safety belt system was not being used at the time of the crash.

Have the safety belt pretensioners, if equipped, checked if the vehicle has been in a crash, or if the airbag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or while you are driving. See Airbag Readiness Light.

Safety Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry. Warning Do not bleach or dye safety belts. It may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with ...

Airbag System
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Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end, or side sheet metal may keep the airbag system from working properly. The operation of the airbag system can also be affected by changing any parts of the front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing and ...

Additional Storage Features
Cargo Cover (Hatchback) Warning An unsecured cargo cover could strike people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Store the cargo cover securely or remove it from the vehicle. The cargo cover can be used to cover items in the rear of the vehicle. To remove the cargo cover: 1. Remove both ...

Steering Gear Boot Replacement
Special Tools CH-804  Tensioner For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the steering linkage outer tie rod. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Rep ...

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