After a collision involving left/right side air bag module deployment, replace the following components.
Warning: Do not repair or replace the seat stitching or seams in the seat back trim cover with an internal mounted seat side airbag module. Replace the complete seat back trim cover from the OEM. Non-OEM seat stitching may cause improper airbag deployment which could result in personal injury.
Perform additional inspections on the following components.
Inflatable Restraint Impact Sensor Replacement Guidelines
The inflatable restraint impact sensor replacement policy requires replacing sensors in the area of the accident damage. The area of accident damage is defined as the portion of the vehicle which is crushed, bent, or damaged due to a collision. An example of this would be a moderate collision where the front of the vehicle impacts a object. If the vehicle has an inflatable restraint impact sensor mounted forward of the radiator, it must be replaced.
Sensor damage which is not visible, such as slight bending of the mounting bracket or cuts in the wire insulation, can cause improper operation of the inflatable restraint impact sensing system. Do not try to determine whether the sensor is undamaged, replace the inflatable restraint impact sensor. Also, if you follow a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) procedure and a malfunctioning sensor is indicated, replace the inflatable restraint impact sensor.
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia upper bracket. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Headlamp Screw (Qty: 4) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tip Secure the headlamp fasteners in sequence, as indicated. Tighten 2.5 N·m (22 lb in) ...
Dual Stage Inflator Modules
Dual stage inflator modules contain a housing, inflatable air bag, two initiating devices, canister of gas generating material and, in some cases, stored compressed gas. The two initiators are part of the frontal deployment loop. The function of the frontal deployment loops are to supply curre ...
Door Ajar Indicator Description and Operation
Door Ajar Indicator System Components The door ajar indicator system consists of the following components: Body control module (BCM) Instrument cluster Driver information center Driver door latch Passenger door latch Left rear door latch Right rear door latch Liftgate door latch ...