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I went to start my car today. The car started fine, but then a light saying "airbag fault" came on. I went to put the car in reverse and back out of my driveway, and the gear shifter would not move. But it moved when I put the engine off? Eventually it worked and I was able to drive it. But I am worried it might happen again?Would an airbag fault keep me from putting the car into gear? The vehicle is a 2003 VW Golf. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi,

The Airbag and Transmission circuits are independent of each other.

There is a possibility of a computer malfunction, but this can only be determined by taking the vehicle to your nearest VW Dealership, and have the workshop scan your computer for Fault codes.

This will identify the problem immediately...


Hope this helps....

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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