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Nov
10

Why is the airbag light on in my 07 ford explorer?

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this evening I let me battery die, by accident of course and got someone to jump the car, the car came on fine and I started driving and I noticed my airbag light was on, on the dashboard.. it didnt come on until after the battery died and got restarted..
could anyone tell me why that light is on?
or will it go off next time I start the car?

i’m scared, driving with an airbag light on cannot be good.

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.

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. mdcbert Said,

    YELLOW dash lights mean"you can keep driving it, just have it looked at someday this isnt working"

    RED Dash lights mean "STOP immediatly, or you will cause damage"

    So, you can continue to drive it until you have the money to pay someone to have your airbag light issue looked at.
    References :

  2. Mr. KnowItAll Said,

    There is a problem in the circuit, and it will not work in an accident.
    Don’t worry, it won’t suddenly explode on you. It just won’t work.
    References :

  3. Andy Said,

    Check the fuse. Also, check the codes(from the computer using jumper wire in the buss line connection in the ignition wiring harness) from the repair manual(if even possible on your car). Or of course take it to a shop, let them figure it out…but you should be fine to simply drive it. Just no air bags for now. Don’t hit or get hit… 🙂
    References :

  4. 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.

    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
    http://www.auto-investigations.com

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