OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search

2007 Dodge Caliber


DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before further system service.

REV: 7/2011•


Any vehicle which is to be returned to use following a supplemental restraint deployment, must have the deployed restraints replaced

If the driver airbag is deployed:
• Clockspring
• Steering Column Assembly including Intermediate Shaft/Coupler
• Seat belt tensioners

If the passenger airbag is deployed:
• Passenger Airbag [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Passenger Airbag Cover
• Seat belt tensioners
• Passenger Airbag Wiring Harness or Connector if available (Must use approved wire crimping tool)

If the inflatable knee blocker airbag is deployed:
• Knee Blocker Airbag [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Instrument Panel

If a seat belt tensioner is deployed:
• The seat belt tensioners must be replaced along with their squib connectors if either front airbag has been deployed.

If a side curtain airbag is deployed:
• Curtain airbag assembly [AIRBAG, ROOF]
• Headliner
• Upper A, B, C and D-Pillar Trim on deployed side of vehicle
• All Seat Belt Retractors and Buckles in use

If a seat airbag is deployed:
• Seat airbag [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT]
• Seat Back Frame
• Seat Back Foam
• Seat Back Trim Cover
• Seat Wiring Harness

The seat belt tensioners are deployed by the same signal that deploys the driver and passenger airbags and must also be replaced along with their squib connectors if either front airbag has been deployed


Following ANY major vehicle impact damage in the vicinity of an impact sensor or the ORC • It is critical that the mounting surfaces and mounting brackets for the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), front impact sensors and side impact sensors located within the proximity of the impact damage be closely inspected and restored to their original conditions. [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL; AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT; AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE; AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]

• Lower anchors and tether for children (LATCH)
• Inspect all trim panels
• Occupant Restraint Controller and mounting location

When Driver Airbag has deployed:
• Front Impact Sensors
• Steering Wheel

When Passenger Airbag has deployed:
• Instrument Panel

When Side Curtain Airbag has
• Sunroof
• Sunroof Drain Tubes and Hoses
• Side Impact Sensors
• Seat Belt Tensioners

When the Seat Airbag has deployed:
• Seat Belt Tensioners

All other vehicle components should be closely inspected following any supplemental restraint component deployment, but are to be replaced only as required by the extent of the visible damage incurred.

There are two methods by which an airbag or seat belt tensioner may be connected to the vehicle electrical system.
1) The first method involves a short pigtail harness and connector insulator that are integral to the airbag or tensioner unit and are replaced as a unit with the service replacement airbag or seat belt tensioner. This connection method typically requires no additional wiring repair following a deployment.
2) The second connection method involves a wire harness takeout and connector insulator that are connected
directly to the airbag or tensioner initiator or squib. These direct-connect type take outs and connector insulators MUST be repaired following an airbag or seat belt tensioner deployment using the approved Supplemental Restraint System Wiring Repairs procedure. (Refer to 10 • Restraints • Standard Procedure).

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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