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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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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: ...

Warm Up Three-Way Catalytic Converter Removal
Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor wiring harness (3) from retainer clip. Remove the 2 catalytic converter to catalytic converter bracket nuts (4) and (6). Loosen the three way warm up catalytic converter V-clamp (1). Remove the three way warm up ...

Ignition Coil Removal
Special Tools EN-6009 Remover and Installer Ignition Module For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Remove the 2 ignition coil bolts (1). Install EN-6009 remover and installer  (2) and remove the ignition coil (1). ...

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