What do Some of the Safety Signals on the Dashboard Mean?


Whether you are a new driver or have been driving for 50 years, knowing what all the safety signals on the dashboard of your vehicle is very important. This will ensure that if at anytime a light turns on you will know what to do. Here are a list of some safety signals that you should be aware of and what they mean.

If the Transmission Temperature Indicator light turns on it means the engine temperature has exceeded normal limits. You should check the coolant level, fan operation, radiator cap, and coolant leaks. If the Tire Pressure Warning Light Indicator light turns on it means the pressure is low in one of your tires, you should get them checked and put more air pressure in them. If the Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light Indicator light turns on the car’s diagnostic systems have detected a malfunction that needs to be checked and should not be ignored. If the Air Suspension Indicator light is on this means that there is a problem with the air suspension bags, likely due to a leak or inflation issue. The Gas/Fuel Cap Indicator light will turn on if the gas/fuel cap is not properly tightened. The Powertrain Fault Indicator light will turn on when a powertrain or AWD fault has been detected. If this light illuminates you should contact your mechanic as soon as possible. If Airbag Indicator light turns on this means the front airbag is switched off. If this lamp lights up or flashes there is a fault in the airbag or seatbelt system. If the Airbag Deactivated Indicator light turns on this means there is a fault in the rear spoiler system. There are so much more, but here are a few that should be known by everyone to ensure a safe drive.

If you have noticed there are two airbag indicator lights. Airbags should be taken very seriously because they are one of the main components that keep you and your passengers safe. If you do see one of the lights turned on, then you may need an airbag repair. Airbag repairs can cost a fortune at some dealerships, but Safety Restore is a company that can save you hundreds even thousands on repairs. Your SRS airbag repair service will be completed using industry-standard tools and 100% OEM parts. The best part yet, all repairs can be expected to be done in just a quick 24 hours or less, and have a lifetime warranty attached to it!

When to get airbag repair service


There are several lights on your vehicle’s dashboard. Each one illuminates indicating a particular problem. The airbag light is one that you may see light up several times. This is because when you just turn on your car, it briefly comes on to remind you to buckle up. The seat belt light is sometimes combined with the airbag light so it may get confusing to determine whether the light is lit due to seat belt issues or airbag issues. If you are buckled in, and the light is lit, then it is even more important not to ignore it as it may indicate that at least one of your airbags may not be working properly.

A lit airbag light can be an indication that something serious may be wrong with your airbags, so it should never be overlooked or avoided. If the airbag light is lit on your dashboard, the first thing you should do is check the car’s system for fault codes. If the airbag code is related to the airbag’s deployment, you will need your airbag light reset. Other reasons for a lit airbag light may be a result of issues with the seat belt system, the airbag, the computer, or associated wiring. Commonly, it is because something may be interfering with the seat belt switch(which determines if the seat belt is fastened), perhaps giving off a false warning. Other causes of the airbag light are due to the airbag being deactivated or even water damage.
In order for the airbags to deploy, the car must be traveling between 8 mph and 14 mph. Most people driveway above those speeds, making it more important for the airbags to work properly in the event of an accident. It is important that you get airbag repair or reset service when necessary.

You should go to a mechanic for help diagnosing the computer code, which would tell you what the exact issue is. You can rely on Safety Restore for the airbag repair. They can save you hundreds by simply resetting your vehicles original airbag module and can even re-program the airbag module if necessary. To get started and check vehicle compatibility, visit SafetyRestore.com.