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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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Timing Belt Tensioner Replacement
Special Tools EN-6333 Timing Belt Tensioner Locking Pin EN-6340 Camshaft Locking Tool EN-45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement. ...

Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Moldings
Caution Failure to clean and protect the bright metal moldings can result in a hazy white finish or pitting. This damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. The bright metal moldings on the vehicle are aluminum. To prevent damage always follow these cleaning instructions: Be sure ...

Rear Suspension Description and Operation
This vehicle has a beam rear suspension system consisting of the following components: An axle with integral trailing arms A cross beam Two coil springs Two standard shock absorbers Axle Assembly The axle assembly attaches to the underbody through a rubber bushing and brac ...

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