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Airbag Warning Light Is On

Our focus when driving is limited to a few things. It is geared towards watching you speed, the passing cars, and little things like if your tank is not on empty. With all that it is easy to miss a little light on your dashboard that may randomly turn on without you noticing. The airbag warning light is one of those lights that can be easily ignored yet should never be! This little light may be an indicator of something wrong with your vehicles Supplemental Restraint System which can be a very serious issue. This is because the airbags or sensors may not end up working the way they should when you need them most! An example of this would be that the airbags may not be able to deploy correctly during a collision. Though we usually rely on our seat belts to keep us safe, firmly in our seats, the airbags are there to protect us when the seat belts are not enough. It is important that the airbags, the module, and all of the components are working properly.

The airbag module is the brains of your airbag system. It is always communicating with the computer engine and writing data. The airbag module determines what needs to occur, if anything, during an accident. If the airbag module is not working correctly, you may not be fully protected when driving so it is not a good idea to drive. Make sure to check the car system for fault codes as the airbag warning light may be an indicator to an issue with the airbag module.

If your airbag light is on, it is important to get it fixed as soon as you can. Some try to ignore it as it can be a time consuming and costly ordeal. A dealer may charge you upwards of $1,000, which is not only insane but just not necessary. They may recommend you get a new airbag module which is also 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 vehicles Supplemental Restraint System. They can reset and/or repair your module to factory condition within 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of a dealer! Visit to get back on the road quickly and safely.

A year ago I hit a curb and deployed my front airbag and locked up my seatbelt. I looked into how much it would be to…

Posted by Taylor William Durrant on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Updated on June 20, 2019

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