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Is It Safe to Drive With the Air Bag Light On?
If your Air Bag Light comes on, we strongly suggest that you do not ignore it. With all the lights on your dash, it can be very tempting to ignore one, thinking...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Air Bags
The air bags in your vehicle are one of the most important safety elements in automobiles today. The goal of the air bags, which deploy in the event of an accident, is to...
How Air Bags Work
Designed to protect the occupants of a vehicle in the case of an accident, air bags inflate when the vehicle collides with another object, or otherwise suffers a sudden deceleration. Absorbing the energy of the...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Seat Belts
A seat belt is also known as a safety belt, and is intended to keep you safe during a sudden stop or car accident. The seat belt reduces serious injury and death in...
How to Decide Which Car Is the Right Fit For You
Your vehicle selection is daunting. There are so many car brands, vehicle styles, and option packages available that it makes choosing one vehicle very difficult. How do you know...
How to Handle a Car Accident
When you’re out on the highway driving to your destination, you probably aren’t thinking about an accident, but one can happen in an instant. According to the Insurance...
How to Drive an Air Bag Equipped Vehicle
If you drive a 1998 or newer vehicle, it is almost sure to have dual front air bags. Air bags are a...
How to Replace Driver Side Air Bags
If you’ve ever seen an airbag deploy, you will know that it is not a particularly pleasant experience. The airbag is designed to inflate in fractions of a second so...
How to Understand How Car Air Bags Work
Car air bags reduce the force of a collision by deploying when impact is detected. Inflated air bags prevent injuries and must be replaced after use.

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Sunroof draining into side airbag
Hi there, thanks for asking about your 2008 Audi S5. First, check to see if the 4-5 drains for the sunroof are clogged. Clogged drains can cause all sorts of problems if the sunroof isn't perfectly sealed - which is...
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Car crash and SRS light
Hey there. It is likely that your front impact sensor was damaged during the frontal collision but not with enough force to deploy the air bags. There is a threshold for how hard a vehicle must be hit in order...
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B2208
This is a known recall issue and should be taken to your nearest Dodge dealer to have diagnosed as some of these have been replaced with no issue and some have been linked to further problems with electrical problems. The...
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Emblem on steering wheel comes off, exposing airbag
Hey there. I would recommend not trying to reconnect the emblem and wait until you get to the dealer to have them fix to replace it. Keep emblem in your glove box. The air bag should not be affected at...
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Passenger's air bag deactivation light come on at random
Hey there, there is a new recall to replace the passenger side air bag seat control unit. This recall is ITB-16-018. I recommend calling the local dealer to see if your vehicle is included for this recall.
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Air bag light has been on for about 2 months
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose as a second opinion or to find any possible alternatives to correct this. There is a good chance this can...
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Won't stay running
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the vehicle was just in an accident then the air bag module will most likely need to be replaced. If the air bags deployed then it is common for this to occur. The module...
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Recommendation of Subaru Forester
Hello. There is a big concern with the air bags on this car. If the car is, or even "was", equipped with a Takata airbag, I wouldn't consider purchasing it due to the Subaru Recall. Even if the airbag was...
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Car starts but acts like it doesn't want to
Hey there. This sounds like a faulty alternator. Use a multi-meter to test the alternator's output voltage. Good alternators test in the range of 13.8-14.2 volts and make sure to use the 20 volt setting, or you could receive a...
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Airbag light appears on dashboard
If the battery was disconnected by the shop replacing the water pump, the battery disconnect/reconnect would set the SRS light. I would call the shop and ask them about it ask them to check the light and reset the code...
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Safety belt and airbag warning lights on - 2010 BMW 538xi
The SRS system should have faults read out but based on your description, the seat mat sensor in the passenger is most likely the cause. The seat occupancy sensor is used in both determining air bag deployment and seatbelt pyrotechnic...
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When changing signal stalk do you have to disable air bag?
Hi there. On most vehicles, including your Pontiac Grand Prix, you'll have to remove the steering column and the air bag housing in order to replace the turn signal indicator. This is due to the fact that there are connecting...
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Is it possible to repair deployed airbags?
Hello there. Airbag deployment is a serious repair with your 2016 Ford Fiesta. Airbags cannot be repaired and must be replaced, as any repairs would make the vehicle unsafe. To give an accurate estimate, it is important to know which...
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My car's air bag light is flashing with code 34
The airbag light code 34 means that there could be a poorly mated connector on the airbag sliding contact that may not push the shorting bars back into their fully retracted positions. There also could be a short across the...
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Does an 1981 Chevrolet C10 have have manual shutoff for the passenger airbag?
A 1981 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck did not come equipped with a passenger air bag, that I am familiar with, or can find any information in regards to. You may want to contact the Chevrolet dealer to see if they...
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How much should it cost to repair an airbag controller?
Hello - yes, by all means this should be repaired! Without it, your airbag is just dead weight in the vehicle, and offers no protection in the event of a crash. Was the vehicle in an accident which damaged the...
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My Jeep started fine. I adjusted the tilt steering. The airbag light came on but it continued to run fine. Shut Jeep off and would not start again
The air bag light comes on when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's air bag safety system. This can have many potential causes, including a faulty sensor, wiring, air bag unit, computer, among other things. If you were...
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Air bag deploying
There have been many cases of defective airbags or systems causing a fault code to be stored in the system computer. If there is a fault code stored, the air bag will not deploy because the system has been shut...
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How to turn off front seat passenger side airbag
The passenger front seat air bag cannot be disabled unless there is no weight in the seat, or the entire system is disabled which is unsafe. The system looks for weight in the seat to determine if there is an...
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Airbags were deployed after front end impact
Hi. When the airbags are deployed, all of the components to the air bag system should be replaced, including all the sensors, and all the airbags for the car. Also, some sensors may have to be reprogrammed to the car....

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