Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What does it mean if the Supplemental Restraint System light in the dash comes on?

asked by on

What does it mean if the Supplemental Restraint System light in the dash comes on?

Your car is equipped with a supplemental restraint system (SRS). This includes your air bags, as well as seat belt components and more. If the controlling computer notices a problem with the air bags, the front passenger sensing system or the seat belt pretensioners, it will turn on the SRS light in the dash. This is your sign to have the car inspected as soon as possible. Note that this light may come on in conjunction with other lights, including the passenger air bag off light.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • What does it mean if the Supplemental Restraint System light in the dash comes on?

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: Electrical Issues - 1999 Toyota RAV4

Hey there. It is very possible that the negative terminal end on your battery cables could be damaged. I would recommend loosening it up and removing it for further inspection. If the terminal is broken in any way it will...

Q: What does the SRS indicator on the dash mean?

Your air bag system is technically called the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) and you’ll see that abbreviation on each air bag cover, as well as a couple of lights on the dash. The main SRS indicator looks like a person...

Q: Does a 2.7l engine iac valve fit a 2.4l iac valve

Hello and thanks for writing in. The IAC valve for the 2.4L and 2.7L motors should be interchangeable for years 2000-2004.

Related articles

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...