OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search


2021 Buick ENCORE GX

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicles wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. Vehicle OFF.
Warning: The SDM may have more than one fused power input. To ensure there is no unwanted
SIR deployment, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR system repairs, remove all fuses
supplying power to the SDM. With all SDM fuses removed and the ignition switch in the
ON position, the AIR BAG warning indicator illuminates. This is normal operation, and
does not indicate a SIR system malfunction.
3. Locate and remove the fuse(s) supplying power to the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic
Module. Refer to SIR Schematics or Electrical Center Identification Views.
4. Wait 2minutes before working on the system.

REV: 12/2020

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

After a collision involving frontal air bag deployment, replace the following components:
• Driver steering wheel air bag [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Steering Column
• Passenger instrument panel air bag [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL; AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER], if deployed
• Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) [MODULE, AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Front and/or side impact sensors, [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT; AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR; AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Driver/Passenger seat side air bag , if deployed [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Seat back cover, on the side with a deployed seat airbag
• Driver/Passenger seat belt anchor and/or retractor pretensioners
• Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners.

After a collision involving driver/passenger side air bag deployment, replace the following components:
• Steering Column
• Left/right side impact sensors on the side of the impact. [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR; AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Left/right roof rail air bag [AIRBAG,ROOF] on the side of the impact.
• Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) [MODULE, AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Inflatable restraint seat belt anchor and/or retractor pretensioner.
• Driver and/or passenger seat airbag module [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT], if deployed
• Driver or passenger seat back cushion cover replacement, after driver/passenger side seat air bag deployment
• Rear seat side airbag [AIRBAG,REAR SEAT]
• Replace any seat belt system that was in use during a collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including LATCH system and top tether anchorage.

After a collision involving driver/passenger Seat Belt Retractor or Anchor Pretensioner deployment, replace the following components:
• Driver and Passenger Inflatable restraint seat belt anchor pretensioner and/or retractor pretensioner
• Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]

The 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 impact sensor mounted forward of the radiator, it must be replaced.

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

After any collision, inspect the following components as indicated. If you detect any damage, replace the component. If you detect any damage to the mounting points or mounting hardware, repair the component or replace the hardware as needed:
• The steering column--Inspect the steering column for bending, twisting, buckling or any type of damage.
• The instrument panel knee bolster and mounting points--Inspect the knee bolster for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
• The instrument panel brackets, braces, etc.--Inspect for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
• The seat belts--Perform the seat belt operational and functional checks. Refer to Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision.
• The instrument panel cross car beam--Inspect for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
• The instrument panel mounting points and brackets--Inspect for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
• The seats and seat mounting points--Inspect for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
• The roof and headliner mounting points.
• The brake pedal -• Inspect the brake pedal for bending, twisting, buckling or any type of damage

After a collision involving frontal air bag deployment, Perform additional inspections on the following components:
• Steering wheel air bag coil and the coil wiring pigtail--Inspect for melting, scorching, or other damage due to excessive heat.
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the passenger instrument panel air bag, steering wheel air bag, Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module, seat side air bag (if deployed) and seat belt anchor and/or retractor pretensioners-Inspect for any damage and repair or replace each component as needed.

After a collision involving driver/passenger side air bag deployment, Perform additional inspections on the following components:
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the side impact sensors, and driver/passenger side seat air bags on the side of impact--Inspect for any damage and repair or replace each component as needed.
• Mounting points, mounting hardware, headliner and trim pieces for the left/right roof rail air bag on the side of impact--Inspect for any damage and repair or replace each component as needed.
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the SDM and seat belt anchor and/or retractor pretensioners--Inspect for any damage and repair or replace each component as needed.
Following the deployment of a side impact air bag, inspect the following parts for damage. Replace these parts if necessary:
• The seat cushion frame
• The seat recliner and cover, if equipped
• The seat adjuster
• The seat back frame
• Door trim assembly
• Impacted seat cushion side covers and switches
• Additionally, following the deployment of a rear seat side air bag, inspect the following parts for damage. Replace these parts if necessary:
• The rear seat side bolster, attachments, brackets and wiring
• The rear seat back frame, cushion and cover
• The rear seat cushion frame, cushion and cover

After a collision involving driver/passenger Seat Belt Retractor or Anchor Pretensioner deployment, Perform additional inspections for any damage and repair or replace each component as needed on the following components:
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioners
• Mounting points or mounting hardware for the Seat Belt Retractor Pretensioners

Additional Information


*This matrix does not currently contain all production vehicles sold in the United States. Please refer back to this page frequently to ensure the most up-to-date information. The following charts were developed in cooperation with AudaExplore, a Solera company. The contents are based on the information available at the time of publication. To ensure that the most recent information is used, always refer to the vehicle maker's technical information before working with airbags and other passive restraint systems.


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