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AirbAg light Stays on! faulty!

Airbag light on! ford mechanic said it is faulty! will cost me $600 to fix,Hello FAULTY not my fault! Under 3 yr used car warranty should I have to pay to fix it, or is it a consumer Affairs topic?

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I had the same thing happen to my 2002 Ford Escape. It would blink for a couple of minutes and then stay on everytime I turned on the car. A friend of mine who was mechanic thought it might be the airbag sensor connector under the driver's seat. In my case, that's exactly what it turned out to be.
Try this and see if it fixes your problem. It worked for me....
Check under your driver's seat. There will be a connector underneath. Unplug it and check both connections (the car is off of course). Over time they get corroded and dirty. I took a cotton swab and cleaned out the prongs within the plug. Bend them just a tiny bit so that when you reconnect them, the prongs will have better contact. After you reconnect them, turn on your car and hopefully it took care of your problem. My problem hasn't come back ever since.
Hope this helps...

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Its still under warranty.No you should not have to pay.Tell them that you are taking the matter to customer affairs.Hope you get some joy.

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