Q: Airbag warning light is always on

asked by on November 07, 2015

The Airbag light on the dashboard of my 2006 Toyota Sienna stays on most of the time even after taking it to get looked at five times. I have annual state-required inspections, so I keep dumping money into it. At one point, I even replaced the airbags, which cost thousands. The light was back on in 2 months. I cannot keep doing this. I have 45,000 miles on this van and I need a solution. What can I do?

Greetings! Thank you for writing in about this problem. This is a common problem to that generation of Sienna. In January of 2014, Toyota released Technical Service Bulletin (TSB 0069-12) for this specific concern. The TSB outlines the diagnostic procedure and replacement of a defective length of wiring that connects to the seat Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The specific coverage is based on the VIN, and it may or may not be covered under Toyota warranty. Contact your local Toyota dealer, explain the problem, mention the TSB number, and schedule an appointment for an inspection and/or repair. If the vehicle is covered under warranty and the wiring needs to be replaced, it should be covered at no additional cost to you.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Wipers won't stop when I use windshield washer fluid

It sounds like you may have a faulty wiper motor module that is allowing the motor to continue beyond the allotted time when spraying the washer fluid. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to...

Car won’t start, it cranks the first time I try and after that just rapid clicking, also shuts down a car trying to jumpstart it

Claimed by John Hege

Crankshaft replacement fit? 2006 Hummer H3

Hello - the crankshaft on the 3.7l LLR engine does in fact have the same stroke as the L52 3.5l engine in your H3, so there is a good chance it is compatible. Check with your Hummer parts specialist for...

How do I turn off the traction control and vehicle stability control (VSC)?

The traction control and vehicle stability control (VSC) are key safety features that help your car safely drive in poor weather. However, in select circumstances (such as when you are stuck in the mud or snow), the traction control and...

Do I have to have the bluetooth installed by the dealer?

You can get an aftermarket radio set up, but it may interfere with the natural functions of the vehicle. If you want to keep functionality through the vehicle, you will want to consult the dealer on your options as man...

Jerking motion

It sounds like you may have a severe misfire. Usually a Check Engine Light will come on indicating that a diagnostic trouble code is stored. Reading the codes will allow a technician to focus on the system that is causing...

Car vibrates while accelerating

You might have a bad engine mount. Vehicles with transverse engines usually have 3 engine mounts and 2 transmission mounts. Some also have torque mounts. The mounts isolate the engines vibrations. When the insulator on the mount tears, the engine...

Can i still put headers if i did a muffler delete?

Hello. A muffler delete should not interfere with the installation of any exhaust manifold. The exhaust manifold is bolted to the head and runs from the engine bay, while the muffler is on the rear, underside of the vehicle. If...

Do you provide parts when repairing like o2,sensors

Yes, of course, any needed, or desired, repair parts can be made part of any repair order so that you do not have to go through the time and trouble of researching and procuring repair parts. I see you are...

Related articles

How Air Bags Work
Designed 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 impact, vehicle owners need...
What Are the Different Codes That Can Light Up on My Dashboard?
We’ve We’ve all been there before. You’re driving along and suddenly, the Check Engine Light flashes on. It might not even be accompanied by any sort of symptom – no spitting, no sputtering, no jerking. What’s going on? Of course,...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Venza
The The 2012 Toyota Venza offers the best combination of the SUV and a sedan. It has ample headroom and legroom so passengers are comfortable for long rides, while offering a four-cylinder front-wheel drive version or V6 option all-wheel drive...