An airbag light reset can be needed in a vehicle for several reasons.
For one, an airbag light reset may be necessary if a vehicle has been involved in a car accident. The blinking airbag light, in this case, is the result of the airbags deploying when the accident occurred. Because the airbags were deployed in the crash, a unit called the SRS airbag control module will also need to be reset or replaced. Without having the unit reset or replaced, the stored crash data and hard codes from the accident will remain in the system and prevent the airbags from functioning again.
Another cause of a blinking airbag light is a faulty sensor or malfunctioning component in the system itself. Sometimes this can be checked from home by simply turning on the ignition, waiting for the airbag light to turn off, and then turning the switch off and waiting a few seconds. Repeating these steps a few times and restarting the engine sometimes completely eradicates the airbag light.
If your own vehicle has a turned-on airbag light and you cannot seem to figure out where it came from or how to turn it off, you may want to turn to a professional for help. Rather than going to a dealer for a brand new SRS airbag control module that may cost you hundreds of dollars, you should turn to the company Safety Restore. Safety Restore will receive your unit and figure out the reason behind the problem. The company will take apart your unit and remove all of the stored information in the system so that it will be wiped clean. When you get your unit back, you should easily be able to effortlessly reinstall it into your vehicle. When you turn on your vehicle, the pesky airbag light should no longer be there, and your car should drive as it did before the accident. Your airbags should also function properly again. The great thing about Safety Restore is that it does all the work for you so that you do not have to purchase any airbag light reset tools and attempt some of the repairs from home. The company is also very affordable, has a fast turnaround time, and offers a free lifetime warranty on its airbag light reset service.