Have you ever looked at the pesky light(s) that turned on your speedometer and done something about it? Or are you like most people who just ignore it in hopes of it somehow going away? Believe it or not, ignoring the light, especially if it is your airbag light can be the fine line between your life and death. Below, let me explain to you what it means when the airbag light comes on and why you shouldn’t just ignore it.
To start with, you should probably know what the airbag light means to know why it is so dangerous to disregard it. The airbag light turning on says that there is something wrong with your airbag system—which can include anything from the seat belts, impact sensors, airbags, or SRS airbag control module. When the airbag light pops up, it means the airbag system cannot operate properly, and therefore the airbags will not deploy in the event of a collision or sudden stop. This is a serious problem as the airbags are important safety features in a vehicle.
If you want your airbag light to turn off, your best bet would be to purchase a scanning tool that can tell you what hard codes or crash data are found in your vehicle’s SRS airbag control module. You can bring your vehicle into an automotive shop for them to do this step for you just as well. Once the fault codes have been detected, you can go ahead with reversing the problem. You can do this by buying a brand new unit at the dealer or resetting your present module. The latter option is much more cost-effective and will give you pretty much the same results. You can follow instructions online to reset the airbag module at home, or you can send it to the company Safety Restore so that they could do it for you.