Q: Hello, I get an error code on my 2006 Nissan Murano SE. It states "b1049 driver airbag module open". Whole airbag or component??

asked by on

My airbag warning light is coming on. I get the error message "b1049 driver airbag module open". Does this mean I need to replace the entire airbag or just some circuit or electrical part? Also, for some reason, my horn does not work either.

My car has 168405 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Clay. Thanks for writing in today. The code you’ve listed is a Nissan-specific error code that indicates a few possible sources of the air bag module warning light. The top sources include a faulty air bag, spiral cable, bad electrical connection to the sensor or the harness itself is damaged. The factory service manual suggests visually checking the wiring connection first, replacing the harness if it’s damaged, replacing the driver air bag module if no electrical damage exists, followed by the spiral cable and finally the air bag diagnosis sensor unit. The failure of the horn could indicate a failure of any of the above components.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hello, I get an error code on my 2006 Nissan Murano SE. It states "b1049 driver airbag module open". Whole airbag or component??

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: Heat in car is not hot

This may suggest the thermostat might be stuck open or you may have a clogged heater core. As you know, if the thermostat is stuck open, the coolant circulates constantly never allowing the motor to fully warm up and therefore...

Q: Hi. 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged. How much would it cost, total, to replace the suspension compressor?

Hi Al. Thanks for writing in today. I've forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service department to look into your price quote question for replacing the suspension compressor on your Range Rover. They should be contacting you shortly via...

Q: I have a 2009 nissan murano and the brake and battery light are both on, what can be the cause?

It sounds like you may have a failing voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting in damaging wires and prematurely...

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...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...