Q: What does the supplemental airbag Warning Light mean?

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What does the supplemental airbag Warning Light mean?

The supplemental airbag Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. When this light illuminates, then your vehicle has detected an issue with one or more of the airbag systems, or the seat belt pretensioners. You should have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, as the airbags and pretensioners are vital safety features. Tips The supplemental airbag Warning Light will come on for roughly seven seconds when the car is first turned on. This light is only a problem if it stays lit past this time.

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