Q: Q: What does the air bag Light mean on the dash?

asked by on

What does the air bag Light mean on the dash?

Your car has a number of air bags throughout the cabin designed to work with the seat belts to provide better safety for you and your passengers. The air bag Light in the dash is a readiness indicator. It should come on briefly when you first crank the engine, and then it should go out. If the light stays on or flashes, it means there’s a problem with one or more air bags, or another component in the air bag system (seat belt retractors, sensors, etc.). Have your car inspected immediately.

Tip

If the air bag Light bulb fails, you will hear a warning chime.

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. Q: What does the air bag Light mean on the dash?

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: How do I unlock the trunk?

The trunk unlocks without taking the key fob out of your pocket. Located the button on the trunk of the vehicle and press it. This automatically unlocks the trunk as long as you have the electronic key on your person....

Q: I put in a new battery. Alternator tested fine with meter. What else could it be? Battery light comes on again.

In order to know if the light is coming on for the alternator you will need to test at the alternator when the engine is at 2,000 rpms to see if voltage goes over 15 volts. If it does then...

Q: Dashboard show the SRS light on

Hello. If there has never been any accidents and that is what the computer is saying, then the computer would likely need to be replaced. The SRS module will fail over time and cause these readings to occur. If all...

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...
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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...