OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search


2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

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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 1 minute before working on system.

REV: 02/2011

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

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

• Inflatable restraint instrument panel module [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL] (if deployed)
• Inflatable restraint steering wheel module [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL] (if deployed)
• Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Inflatable restraint front end sensor, left/right [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT]
• Inflatable restraint seatbelt 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.
• Any damaged restraint system part

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

• Inflatable restraint side impact sensors (SIS) , left/right, on the side of the impact [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
• Inflatable restraint roof rail module [AIRBAG,ROOF], left/right, on the side of the impact
• Inflatable restraint side impact module [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT], on the side of the impact
• Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Inflatable restraint seat belt 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.
• Any damaged restraint system part

• 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 anchorages.


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.
• The instrument panel knee bolsters and mounting points--Inspect the knee bolsters 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 seats and seat mounting points--Inspect for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
• Passenger seat bottom with passenger presence system (PPS)--Check for any DTCs or
problems that may cause the PPS not to function properly.
• The roof and headliner mounting points

After a collision with frontal air bag deployment, Perform additional inspections on the following components. If you detect any damage to the mounting points or mounting hardware, repair or replace the mounting points and mounting hardware as needed:

• 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 I/P module, steering wheel module, SDM, front end sensors, seat belt pretensioners, and vehicle rollover sensor--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 SDM 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
• Any damaged restraint system part

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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