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Sep
17

Airbag Light On After Hitting a Pot Hole in the Road.

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Last evening, I unavoidably hit a rather large pot hole in the road.  It was big enough, and the car sits rather low to the ground, that it evidently struck the buttom of the car and although the airbag did not deploy;  the airbag light on the dash came on for the rest of my drive. In the morning when I started the car, the airbag light on the dash came on for about six seconds to indicate that the system is functional, and then went off. I am concerned that something is wrong. What could have happened? 

Joe: With out knowing the specifics of the airbag system in your car, I am sure there are two crash sensors located in the front of your vehicle and more than likely they’re considered inertial switches. 

Older switches had contacts and they were pushed together to activate the sensor, an inertial switch detects a very quick change in decelartion. For instance, if you were to hit a very large object, your car would go from 70 miles per hour to zero in a very short amount of time. The inertial switch would sense the sudden stop and in a blink of an eye deploy the airbags.

More than likely, hitting the pot hole was probably not enough to set the airbags off, however, it did cause enough vibration to register an event to the airbag module. The airbag computer recorded the event and alerted you by turning on the airbag light on your control panel.

However, when turning on your vehicle the vehicles airbag module went through its regular diagnostic check and determined that everything was functioning fine and therefore the airbag light on the dash turned off. This sort of event is becoming more and more common place as vehicles become more aware of what is happening around you.

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