S15/T15 Sonoma P/U 2WD L4-2.2L VIN 5 Flex Fuel (2001)
Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision: Service and Repair
Air Bag System
Accident With Air Bag Deployment
After a collision involving air bag deployment, replace 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.
Inflatable Restraint IP (inflator) Module
Inflatable restraint steering wheel (inflator) module
Inflatable restraint Sensing And Diagnostic Module (SDM)
The inflatable restraint front end discriminating sensor
After a collision involving air bag deployment, inspect the Inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil and the coil wiring pigtail for melting,
scorching, or other damage due to excessive heat. Perform this component inspection in addition to the inspections indicated above in Accident With or
Without Air Bag Deployment. 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.
Accident With/Without Air Bag Deployment
CAUTION: Proper operation of the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) sensing system requires that any repairs to the vehicle structure
return the vehicle structure to the original production configuration. Not properly repairing the vehicle structure could cause non-deployment
of the air bag(s) in a frontal collision or deployment of the air bag(s) for conditions less severe than intended.
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.
Steering column-Inspect steering column for damage caused by accident.
IP knee bolsters-Inspect the knee bolsters for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
IP brackets, braces, etc.-Inspect for bending, twisting, buckling, or any other type of damage.
Seat belts-Perform the seat belt operational and functional checks. See: Seat Belt Systems/Testing and Inspection/Initial Inspection and Diagnostic
Overview/Operational and Functional Checks
Sensor Replacement Guidelines
The SIR sensor replacement policy requires replacing sensors in the area of 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. For example, a moderate collision where the front of the vehicle impacts a tree. If the
vehicle has a SIR sensor mounted forward of the radiator, the SIR sensor must be replaced.
Replace the sensor whether or not the air bags have deployed.
Replace the sensor even if the sensor appears to be undamaged.
Sensor damage which is not visible, such as slight bending of the mounting bracket or cuts in the wire insulation, can cause improper operation of the
SIR sensing system. Do not try to determine whether the sensor is undamaged, replace the sensor. Also, if you follow a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)
table and a malfunctioning sensor is indicated, replace the sensor.