Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Emblem on steering wheel comes off, exposing airbag

asked by on

There is an emblem on the center of my steering wheel and it keeps coming off and I can see the airbag when it’s off. I continually keep putting the piece back in place, always hoping that the airbag will not deploy. The emblem piece will not stay in. I will have to drive 90 miles to the nearest dealership, so I called them first. They will have to keep the car to determine if just the emblem will have to be replaced or if they will have to replace the whole steering wheel. I am wondering if it is safe to drive when the air bag is exposed in this open area. What do you advise that I do to have this fixed?

A: Hey there. I would recommend not trying to ...

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 all except that you see it.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I had an oil change and Castrol GTX was used, which I assume is not a synthetic oil. Will that harm my engine.

Synthetic vs conventional oil is one of the most debated myths surrounding the topic of oil changes. This will not hurt your engine when switching from synthetic to conventional or vice versa. In fact, Synthetic blend oils are actually a...

Q: Car takes forever to start and leaks oil.

I would ask for help from a mechanic to check and see where your engine is leaking oil. A long crank concern for a vehicle this age most likely has a concern with the fuel system. It could be a...

Q: Brake Fluid Level Insufficient Warning Sign Error

This may suggest that your brake pads are worn and due to be replaced or that you have a leak somewhere in your brake hydraulic system. The brake reservoir has a sensor inside that detects when the brake fluid reaches...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...