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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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Drive Range - Fourth Gear (Gen 2)
As vehicle speed increases, the transmission control module (TCM) processes input signals from the automatic transmission input and output speed sensors, the throttle position sensor and other vehicle sensors to determine the precise moment to command OFF the normally-low 35R pressure control ...

Door Lock Switch Replacement
Door Lock Switch Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the heater and air conditioning control. Refer to Heater and Air Conditioning Control Replacement. 1 Door Lock ...

Water Pump Pulley Replacement (LUV)
Removal Procedure Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement. Remove the engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side. Remove the drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement. Loosen the 3̴ ...

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