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Flashing airbag light on dashboard panel; flashes at intrvals, also stays on while driving

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  • laudie_claud Apr 14, 2009

    Well, it was on a car that I test drove this morning. The seller, a small dealer, said he never saw it come on while he was driving it (does that sound surprising). Showed him the light was on. He said he'd get that checked out for us. We said we'd get back to him. So, I don't remember now the number of times it flashed; two for sure first, maybe two or four after that. While we were driving it stayed on. I'm thinking any code indicates a serious safety problem period, besides how do I know what the guy would do to "get it checked out for us."

  • sarah_elaine Apr 27, 2009

    My car is a 2006 Ford Taurus and my airbag light flashes 3 times pause 3 times. Can you tell me what this means?

  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    when it is flashing it is giving you a trouble code, you will need to count the flashes. For example if it flashes 2 times short pause then flashes 4 times this would be a code 24.

    Re-post your code and we will give you an idea as to what your problem may be. .

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What it does is when you first power on the key the system goes thru a self test and if it see's a problem it will flash a code either 2 or 3 times I can't remember. Then it will deactivate or shut off the system and turn the light on steady.
The way you tell it is fixed is when you turn the switch to the on position the light should come on then prove out or turn off if system is functioning correctly.

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