We are constantly looking at fifty things at once when driving on the road. Making sure we are driving the speed limit, keeping an eye out on the cars around us, seeing if our gas is not on empty, what the radio station is on, and so much more. As a result, we may miss any random light that may pop up. This includes the airbag light or the SRS warning light. However, if the light is on, do not ignore it as it may be an indicator of something wrong with your vehicle’s Supplemental Restraint System. If you are ever in an accident, the airbags may not work properly. For example, the airbags may not be able to deploy correctly during a collision. Though the seat belts are the first line of defense, the airbags play a major role in protecting you, even more, when seat belts are just not enough.
The airbag module is the brains of your airbag system. It is always working and writing data. It also communicates with the vehicle’s engine computer. The airbag module determines what needs to occur, such as airbags deploying or the seat belt pretensioner locking, in the event of an accident. If the airbag module is not working correctly, it is not safe to drive your vehicle, as you may not be protected while on the road. It is a good idea to check the car system for fault codes as the SRS warning light may be an indicator of an issue with the airbag module.
If there seems to be an issue with the airbag system, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Going to a dealer may cost you upwards of $1,000. They may recommend you get a new airbag module, but that is not always needed. A reset or repair may be all that the module requires. Safety Restore is a post-accident restoration company that specializes in the vehicle’s Supplemental Restraint System. Once they receive your module, they will repair/reset your module and ship it back within 24 hours and for a fraction of the cost at a dealer. Visit SafetyRestore.com to get back on the road quickly and safely.