Q: What if I think the Passenger Air Bag Off Light is incorrect?

asked by on December 15, 2015

What if I think the Passenger Air Bag Off Light is incorrect?

If you think that the Passenger Air Bag Off Light is turned on when it shouldn’t be, there could be a number of different reasons. Assuming that the person in the passenger front seat is adult sized and sitting in the seat properly, check for the following:

  • Items stuck under the seat can throw off the sensing system.

  • Items between the center console and the edge of the seat can throw off the system.

  • Items on the passenger’s lap may throw off the system.

  • Anything stuck between the seat belt and the seat or the side pillar can throw off the system.

  • Anything pushing against the back of the seat cushion could cause the system to read incorrectly.

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