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Oct
27

What will happen if the airbag light is on and does not go off?

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I bought this 2008 Dodge Avenger SE last month and I noticed today that the airbag light is on. Is it alright to bring it to a repair shop (not necessarily a Dodge service shop)? This vehicle has its warranty.

On most vehicles, the airbag light should come on for @6 seconds, and then go off if the system is working properly. If there is a fault or a problem in the system, the light will remain illuminated, or flash continuously. If the airbag light does not work properly, some vehicles have an audible tone that sounds indicating a problem with the airbag light system. When the light is on (or the tone is sounding), the airbag will NOT deploy, even in an accident. This website gives you the procedure for diagnosing and resetting airbag lights on the …scanlist.aspx page listed below.

The flashing light on your car is telling there is a problem. On some vehicles, the light is flashing a two digit code. Your vehicle will require a scan tool for the proper diagnosis, (and not the scanner at Auto Zone…airbag systems cannot be ready by that scanner) but here’s a site that will explain everything you need to know about airbag lights and resetting the system. Once you know the code, you can most likely repair it yourself. There are fairly easy procedures that most people are capable of repairing.
Airbagsolutions.com has the fault code charts to tell you what is wrong! Although it’s a pay site ($14.95/day), it’s a lot cheaper than going to the dealer.

Some vehicle manufacturers accommodate systems without a scanner (like Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Honda, Acura, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda & Mercury) . Most all other vehicles require a scan tool for the diagnosis. Here is a link to the list of vehicle and scanner requirements.
Check out these websites also for more info on airbag systems and the light.
Lastly, check your vehicle for recalls through this link.

  1. Mad Jack Said,

    There is a fault in the airbag system. When a fault is detected in the airbag system the computer will shut the system down and the airbag light will come on. When this light is on and you have a crash the airbags will NOT deploy.

    You say the vehicle is still covered under warranty.

    If you bring it to an independent mechanic the repair will not be covered under the factory warranty and you will have to pay for the repairs yourself. This is the same for any factory warranty repairs. The dealer has to make these repairs.

    Bring it to a Dodge / Chrysler dealer. They will fix it under warranty and it won’t cost you anything.

    Do this ASAP!
    References :

  2. NADCmike Said,

    If the light is on, its telling you there is a problem in the airbag system. Since its warrantied, I would take it to a dealer. Their technicians have been trained to disarm airbags and diagnose these problems.
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  3. kelly_f_1999 Said,

    well a dodge should fix it free hasd another might not but can take your car anywhere you wish you got a warranty why not use it
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  4. mister ss Said,

    take it back for warranty work as there is something wrong in the SRS system, the airbag won’t deploy as long as that light is on if you get in a crash.
    References :

  5. D G Said,

    On most vehicles, the airbag light should come on for @6 seconds, and then go off if the system is working properly. If there is a fault or a problem in the system, the light will remain illuminated, or flash continuously. If the airbag light does not work properly, some vehicles have an audible tone that sounds indicating a problem with the airbag light system. When the light is on (or the tone is sounding), the airbag will NOT deploy, even in an accident. This website gives you the procedure for diagnosing and resetting airbag lights on the …scanlist.aspx page listed below.

    The flashing light on your car is telling there is a problem. On some vehicles, the light is flashing a two digit code. Your vehicle will require a scan tool for the proper diagnosis, (and not the scanner at Auto Zone…airbag systems cannot be ready by that scanner) but here’s a site that will explain everything you need to know about airbag lights and resetting the system. Once you know the code, you can most likely repair it yourself. There are fairly easy procedures that most people are capable of repairing.
    Airbagsolutions.com has the fault code charts to tell you what is wrong! Although it’s a pay site ($14.95/day), it’s a lot cheaper than going to the dealer.

    Some vehicle manufacturers accommodate systems without a scanner (like Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Honda, Acura, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda & Mercury) . Most all other vehicles require a scan tool for the diagnosis. Here is a link to the list of vehicle and scanner requirements.
    Check out these websites also for more info on airbag systems and the light.
    Lastly, check your vehicle for recalls through this link.
    References :
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/scanlist.aspx
    http://blog.airbagsolutions.com/archive/2007/11/18/why-is-my-airbag-light-on.what-should-i-do.aspx
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/nhtsa.aspx

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