Common questions

What does the passenger airbag light look like?

What does the passenger airbag light look like?

Hear this out loudPauseThe SRS warning light on the dashboard usually looks like a side view of a person sitting in a seat with a seat belt on, with a large circle (the airbag) in front of the person. It will normally light up briefly each time you start your vehicle, and then go off.

What causes the airbag to deploy in the passenger seat?

The passenger seat has an occupancy sensor that, when malfunctioning, can lead to the rapid deployment of the airbag. Fixing the sensor will solve this problem. The other problem could be with the clocking system. The system controls the car horn and steering wheel deployment.

Are there any Airbags on the front of the car?

Usually, curtain airbags cover front and rear seats, though they also can protect third-row passengers in some larger vehicles. Side airbags aren’t limited to torso and curtain airbags.

What to do if your GM airbag light is on?

If your dealer will not cover the repair, contact the GM customer service center. 1. Disable the airbag system. 2. Replace connectors on both driver and passenger seats. Then reroute and attach the harnesses to the seat using the service kit. 2. Disconnect connector C308 from driver’s seat cross-beam. 3. Remove the driver’s seat.

What happens if you ignore the seat side impact air bag light?

When that happens, the seat side impact air bag is fully functional. However, if you ignore the warning light, over time the resistance can increase to a level where the seat side impact air bag may not deploy in a side impact crash. Dealers will replace the front seat-mounted side impact airbag terminals and connector body.

Can a rear-facing car seat set off an airbag?

There is a slight chance a hard crash could set off the airbag no matter what, and a rear-facing car seat sits far too close to the passenger side airbag. If your vehicle does not have this switch in the glove compartment, then it has a sensor responsible for automatically turning the passenger side airbag on and off. Was this answer helpful?

What does the symbol next to the airbag mean?

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When do I Turn Off the passenger airbags?

Tips While rendering the airbag inactive may benefit the passenger if they are young or have a medical condition that could be exacerbated by airbags, it will make the seat less safe for someone who is over 12 years old and healthy. Infants or young children cannot use the front passenger seat if they have a rear-facing car seat.

When did they start putting airbags in cars?

You can thank the government, which starting in 2003 began requiring advanced airbags in all light passenger vehicles. That means that they can inflate with less energy or not deploy at all, based on the size and weight of the occupant of the passenger seat.

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