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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an airbag light, can mean a number of things. Your airbag will not deploy if a fault airbag light is on. It is dangerous, it has to be taken to a mechanic, to get it checked out. God-Bless! The airbag codes need to be checked to find the fault.
A common problem across the whole range of cars. They could be a genuine fault, a faulty sensor or a wiring problem. Best thing to do is get the fault diagnosed with a reader to determine the actual fault or faults. Ask around as a friend of a friend may have one or contact a local mechanic.
Often the airbag light is just a bad wire under the seat as the seat is moved back and forth whilst adjusting it. Wiggle the wires and see if the fault can be reset with the OBD reader mentioned earlier.
It should reset automatically if the plugs were reconnected properly
When I took the seats out on mine and put them back in the airbag fault light came on because the steering wheel airbag went faulty
So one of the other airbags or seatbelt tensioners is showing a fault only way to find out which is to get the fault codes read to find what it is that's unhappy
So it could be one of the other bags has had ahissy fit so get the fault codes read to find which one is faulty or poorly connected
The airbag system requires a special and very expensive diagnostic tool which not only is designed to cancel the air bag light, but it scans the entire system looking for faults which may have turned the air bag light on. This is one area where you do not want to attempt to repair or mess around with. If you do not know the proper procedures in servicing these systems, you can accidentally deploy the air bags. It shouldn't cost you that much to have the system scanned even if you don't have it fixed. Unless you are exceptionally well educated in mechanically repairing cars and this means , in some cases removing grilles, bumpers, fenders and other components to access a faulty component (including interior panels) Leave this up to a professional. You might get lucky and they can cancel the light because the scanner did not detect any fault withing the system.
If it is not the fuse then it is the airbag sensor itself, I am sorry to say but requires you take it to an airbag specialist due to the explosives contained within the steering wheel. This will be costly and may return in the future it did in the 1 I imported and had to fix 3 times in 4 years after the first fix. If this issue is not corrected and you are in a crash it will not deploy as the airbag sensor is faulty, this is why this light appears to begin with. Hope this helps.
Possible that the connectors to the dash board display or ground connectiion is faulty as if one of the lights are ON then it can be related to the fault of the unit be it the ABS or the airbag. Check the under on the car for any damage to the harness to the sensors , the ABS to the wheels.
no this is not normal. this is telling you there is a electical fault in the airbag system when the light stays on the airbag system is deactivated and will not work. I recommed taking your car to a ford dealer or a mechanic that has the ability to scan airbag systems
Hi if all is working as it should this is most likely to be just a faulty sensor, you can have them reset or replace it,, best to have the car put on a quick diagnostice test to find the exact sensor at fault. Hope this helps Steve
SRS stand for Supplymentary Restraint System, The purpose of the SRS light on your instrument panel is to alert you of a potential problem with your supplemental restraint system. It should blink seven times when you turn the ignition switch to ON or START and go OFF.
A possible fault in the system can lead to any of the following:
(a) The light does not come on when you turn the ignition ON.
(b) The light stays on after the engine starts.
(c) The light comes on while you are driving.
Apart from the conventional causes of these faults (faulty airbag system), majority of the light indicator problem has been attributed to ignorance while fixing or repairing mechanical and/or wiring systems within the vehicle.
If the SRS indicator light alerts you to a problem, have the supplemental restraint system inspected as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, the airbags might not inflate when you need them.
Steering wheel modifications
Faulty driver/passenger seat sensors for your airbag system (located under the seats)
Faulty seat belt mechanism
Tampered system components or wiring (e.g battery jumpering)
* Sometimes, a little adjustment of your seat belts and/or seat positions might fix the indicator problem over time (if the sensors are not faulty). Precautions:
Do not modify your steering wheel or any other part of the supplemental restraint system. Modifications could make the system ineffective.
Do not tamper with the system's components or wiring. This could cause the airbags to inflate inadvertently, possibly injuring someone very seriously.
Tell anyone who works on your vehicle that you have a supplemental restraint system. Failure to follow the procedures and precautions in the official service manual could result in personal injury or damage to the system.
If all sensors are ok, the system can be reset using appropriate tools; refer to specially trained technicians.
Fred Omorogbe (reference: https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/PA9696/PA9696A00015A.pdf)