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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual / Seats and Restraints / Airbag System / 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 the vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information.


For up to 10 seconds after the vehicle is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an airbag can still inflate during improper service. You can be injured if you are close to an airbag when it inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. They are probably part of the airbag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the person performing work for you is qualified to do so.

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 Belt ...

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 c ...

Other materials:

Radiator Grille Opening Cover Replacement (Upper Grille Cover)
Radiator Grille Opening Cover Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the radiator upper grille. Refer to Front Upper Grille Replacement. 1 Radiator Grille Opening Cover ( ...

Front Seat Outboard Seat Back Airbag Replacement
Front Seat Outboard Seat Back Airbag Replacement Callout Component Name Warning: Following the deployment of a side impact air bag, inspect the following parts for damage. Replace these parts if necessary: ...

Valve Guide Reaming, and Valve and Seat Grinding
Valve Cleaning Procedure Use soft bristle wire brush to clean any carbon build-up from the valve head. DO NOT use a wire brush on any part of the valve stem. The valve stem is chrome plated to provide enhanced wear characteristics. Wire brushing the stem could remove the chr ...

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