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2021 Chevrolet Express

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
2. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
3. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
4. Wait 2 minutes before working on the system.

REV: 04/2021

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

After a collision with frontal air bag deployment, replace the following components:

• Driver steering wheel air bag [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL]
• Passenger instrument panel air bag, if deployed [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM), if the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module has set DTC B0052 and will not clear [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Front and/or side impact sensors [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT; AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR; AIRBAG SENSOR,RR DOOR]
• Driver/Passenger seat side air bag, if deployed [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Seat back cover if side seat air bag is deployed
• Driver/Passenger seat belt anchor and/or retractor pretensioners
• Replace any seat belt system that was in use during the collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners

After a collision involving side air bag deployment, replace the following components:

• Side impact sensors (SIS), on the side of the impact [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR; AIRBAG SENSOR,RR DOOR]
• Roof rail module, on the side of the impact. [AIRBAG, ROOF]
• Deployed driver/passenger side seat air bag [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM), if the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module has set DTC B0052 and will not clear [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Inflatable restraint seat belt anchor and/or retractor pretensioner
• Replace any seat belt system that was in use during the collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners
• Driver or passenger seat back cushion cover replacement.

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), if the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module has set DTC B0052 and will not clear [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]

• Replace any seat belt system that was in use during the 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.

Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in vehicles that have been in a collision as described above. Always replace the entire seat belt system with the buckle, guide
and retractor assembly, which includes the latch and webbing material.

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--Perform the steering column accident damage checking procedures. Refer to Steering Column Accident Damage Inspection .
• 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 Operational and Functional Checks .
• 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 with 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. [CLOCK SPRING]
• 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 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 Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module and seat belt anchor and/or retractor pretensioners—Inspect for any damage and repair or replace each component as needed.
• 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

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

Impact Sensor Replacement Guidelines:

• 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.

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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