Q: What does the passenger front air bag light indicate?

asked by on December 14, 2015

What does the passenger front air bag light indicate?

Your Altima is equipped with an intelligent system of sensors designed to determine if the passenger front air bag should be on or off. The Air Bag Off Light on your dash tells you the status of the system. Here’s what you should know.

  1. If the Air Bag Off Light is on, it means the passenger front air bag will not deploy.

  2. The light may come on for several reasons, including the seat being unoccupied, or being occupied by someone without enough weight (a child, for instance).

  3. The light will turn off when the passenger seat is occupied by an adult of sufficient weight.

  4. If the light is off, it means the air bag system is on and should deploy in qualifying impacts.

Tip

If a heavy object is in the seat, it may trigger the weight sensor and turn the air bag on even though the seat is unoccupied.

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

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

Disable or bypass factory security system

To temporarily override the system, see these instructions. A permanent bypass requires re-engineering the system because engine immobilizers these days rely on multiple electronic modules and chips, the very removal or modification of any one of which, or reconfiguration, will...

What does the tachometer gauge tell you on the dash?

One of the most important gauges to keep your eye on when you’re driving, the tachometer shows you how fast the engine is turning. Engine speed is measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). The gauge runs from 0 to 7...

How does the front passenger sensing system work?

The Front Passenger Sensing system will help the airbags detect where the passenger is seating in terms of distance from the airbag. The system helps determine how the airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. To understand the...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Explorer
Over Over 20 years ago, Ford changed everything for the American car-buying market when they introduced the first generation of the Explorer. Today, the 2012 Ford Explorer continues the evolution of modern large SUVs with a number of updates, including...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan LEAF
The The introduction of the LEAF represented the beginning of an age many car experts were skeptical would even happen – true mass production of a 100% electric vehicle. Not only did it happen but the LEAF was grabbed up...
How to Buy Good Quality Work Gloves
Work Work gloves protect your fingers, palms and the backs of your hands when you’re working on your car. However, they’re not all created equal. You’ll need to make sure that you’ve selected the right work gloves for the task....