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Q: How do I determine if the airbag system is functional?

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How do I determine if the airbag system is functional?

The airbag system is an important safety feature in your vehicle. In the event of a crash, the system will deploy the airbags and protect the passengers from harm. To determine if the airbag system is not functional.

  1. The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) light will flash or stay lit for an extended period of time.

  2. The light will not illuminate when the vehicle is turned on.

  3. Five beeps will be heard.

  4. You will need to have your vehicle serviced immediately.

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