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Air Bag light stays on after engine starts.

The Air Bag light comes on during normal startup, however it now remain on. I assume this condition will disable the air bag deployment? What is the repair solution? Is there anything that I can check that might clear the on light? Airbag light also stays on after engine starts. It has been a reoccuring problem over the past year. Have been to the dealer several times getting ripped off. One time they replaced the crash sensor behind the bumper. Last time they "flashed" the airbag system and said that if it happened again, I would have to replace the airbag control module. Any advice out there?

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    2002 New Beetle turbo has the same issue.

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    i have a 1998 pontiac grand am my air bag light stays on all the time after starting properly

  • bourree9 Feb 27, 2009

    Hi! I have a 2002 Ford Explorer XL Sport with a similar situation. The air bag light flashes as I am driving. Is this dangerous? Could it deploy as I am driving? Does it mean that this condition will disable the air bag from deploying? Thank you kindly.

  • dinodc66 Mar 24, 2009

    We are having the same problem. First time it came up, they changed some sensor. Later, a few months down the road, it happened again and they had to change the passenger-side side-impact airbag. But, it didn't fix the problem. He said it still has the same error. . .I think he said error code. I have to take it back next week since the repair working on the car is in class. Lucky we bought the extended warranty before we purchased the 2005 New Beetle. While I took off, I drove and all of a sudden, I hear a chime. Drove it back to the dealership and one of the guys noticed it stopped if the you connect the front-passenger seat belt on. He chatted with the mechanic and ask him if the seat sensor was bad. He told him that was also changed. So, we have to leave the seat belt buckled up until next week. Man, anyone have this problem fixed so I can tell them what to do!

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Hey,
take a look at www.airbagmodul.com

They're working in Airbag-Simulators and Occupancy Sensor-Simulators.

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