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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: What Makes an Airbag Inflate?

In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the airbag causing the bag to break out of the cover. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module.

For airbag locations, see Where Are the Airbags?.

When Should an Airbag Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with airbags. See Airbag System. Airbags are designed to inflate if the impact exceeds the specific airbag system's deployment threshold. Deployment thresholds are use ...

How Does an Airbag Restrain?
In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants ...

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Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Description and Operation
The automatic transmission park lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the park lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components: The automatic transmission pa ...

Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
Warning: A crash can damage the airbag systems in the vehicle. A damaged airbag system may not work properly and may not protect you and your passenger(s) in a crash, resulting in serious injury or even death. To help make sure the airbag systems are working properly after a crash, have ...

Crankshaft and Bearing Cleaning and Inspection
Special Tools EN-45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit GE-571-B Dial Gauge For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Crankshaft End Play, Check Note: Crankshaft attached with crankshaft bearing caps. Install the GE-571-B gauge  (1). ...

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