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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: SIR System Description and Operation

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Restraints / SIR System Description and Operation

SIR System Overview

The supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system supplements the protection

The supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system supplements the protection offered by the occupants Seat Belt System (2). The SIR system may contain several inflator modules located throughout the vehicle, i.e. steering wheel module (1), instrument panel module (1), or roof rail modules (1). In addition to inflator modules, the vehicle may contain seat belt pretensioners (2) that tighten the seat belt in the event of a collision, thus reducing the distance between the occupant and the seat belt when an inflator module is deployed. Each inflator module has a deployment loop that is controlled by the inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) mounted inside the vehicle. The SDM determines the severity of a collision with the assistance of various sensor inputs located at strategic points on the vehicle. When the SDM detects a collision, it will process the information provided by the sensors to further support air bag or pretensioner deployment. The SDM will deploy the frontal air bags and pretensioners if it detects a collision of sufficient force. If the force of the impact is not sufficient to warrant inflator module deployment, the SDM may still deploy the seat belt pretensioners. The SDM performs continuous diagnostic monitoring of the SIR system electrical components. Upon detection of a circuit malfunction, the SDM will set a DTC and inform the driver by illuminating the AIR BAG indicator. The steering column (3) and knee bolsters (3) are designed to absorb energy and compress during frontal collisions in order to limit leg movement and decrease the chance of injury to the driver and passenger.

Deployment Outside Vehicle for Seat Belt Pretensioners
Deploy the seat belt pretensioners outside of the vehicle when the vehicle will be returned to service. Situations that require deployment outside of the vehicle include the following: Using th ...

Frontal SIR System Description
The frontal supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system consists of the following components: AIR BAG indicator located in the instrument cluster Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic ...

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Passenger Sensing System
The vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the front outboard passenger position. The passenger airbag status indicator will light on the instrument panel when the vehicle is started. United States Canada The words ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, will be visible during the ...

Passenger Sensing System
United States Canada The passenger sensing system turns off the front outboard passenger frontal airbag and knee airbag under certain conditions. No other airbag is affected by the passenger sensing system. The passenger airbag status indicator will be visible on the instrument panel wh ...

Deployment Outside Vehicle for Seat Belt Pretensioners
Deploy the seat belt pretensioners outside of the vehicle when the vehicle will be returned to service. Situations that require deployment outside of the vehicle include the following: Using the SIR diagnostics, you determine that the seat belt pretensioner is malfunctioning. The pretens ...

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