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Adding Equipment to Your
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Q: Is there anything I might add to or change
about the vehicle that could keep the airbags
from working properly?
A: Yes. If you add things that change the vehicle?s
frame, bumper system, height, front end or side
sheet metal, they may keep the airbag system from
working properly. Changing or moving any parts
of the front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing
and diagnostic module, steering wheel, instrument
panel, roof-rail airbag modules, ceiling headliner
or pillar garnish trim, front sensors, or airbag wiring
can affect the operation of the airbag system.
In addition, the vehicle has a passenger sensing
system for the right front passenger position, which
includes sensors that are part of the passenger?s
seat. The passenger sensing system may not
operate properly if the original seat trim is replaced
with non-GM covers, upholstery or trim, or with GM
covers, upholstery or trim designed for a different
vehicle. Any object, such as an aftermarket seat
heater or a comfort enhancing pad or device,
installed under or on top of the seat fabric, could also
interfere with the operation of the passenger sensing
system. This could either prevent proper deployment
of the passenger airbag(s) or prevent the passenger
sensing system from properly turning off the
passenger airbag(s). See Passenger Sensing
System on page 1-70.
If you have any questions, call Customer Assistance.
The phone numbers and addresses for Customer
Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer
Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer
Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.
Q: Because I have a disability, I have to get my
vehicle modi?ed. How can I ?nd out whether
this will affect my airbag system?
A: If you have questions, call Customer Assistance.
The phone numbers and addresses for Customer
Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer
Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See
Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.
In addition, your dealer/retailer and the service manual
have information about the location of the airbag
sensors, sensing and diagnostic module and airbag
wiring.
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Summary of Content

Adding Equipment to YourAirbag-Equipped VehicleQ: Is there anything I might add to or changeabout the vehicle that could keep the airbagsfrom working properly?A: Yes. If you add things that change the vehiclesframe, bumper system, height, front end or sidesheet metal, they may keep the airbag system fromworking properly. Changing or moving any partsof the front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensingand diagnostic module, steering wheel, instrumentpanel, roof-rail airbag modules, ceiling headlineror pillar garnish trim, front sensors, or airbag wiringcan affect the operation of the airbag system.In addition, the vehicle has a passenger sensingsystem for the right front passenger position, whichincludes sensors that are part of the passengersseat. The passenger sensing system may notoperate properly if the original seat trim is replacedwith non-GM covers, upholstery or trim, or with GMcovers, upholstery or trim designed for a differentvehicle. Any object, such as an aftermarket seatheater or a comfort enhancing pad or device,installed under or on top of the seat fabric, could alsointerfere with the operation of the passenger sensingsystem. This could either prevent proper deploymentof the passenger airbag(s) or prevent the passengersensing system from properly turning off thepassenger airbag(s). See Passenger SensingSystem on page 1-70.If you have any questions, call Customer Assistance.The phone numbers and addresses for CustomerAssistance are in Step Two of the CustomerSatisfaction Procedure in this manual. See CustomerSatisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.Q: Because I have a disability, I have to get myvehicle modied. How can I nd out whetherthis will affect my airbag system?A: If you have questions, call Customer Assistance.The phone numbers and addresses for CustomerAssistance are in Step Two of the CustomerSatisfaction Procedure in this manual. SeeCustomer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.In addition, your dealer/retailer and the service manualhave information about the location of the airbagsensors, sensing and diagnostic module and airbagwiring.1-76