Why Is My Airbag Light On?

Airbags are inflatable cushions designed to save car occupants by cushioning them from impact in case of an accident or collision. Sensors gauge impact force the moment a collision occurs and will alert the inflators to fill the bags with gas if the collision is serious.

But why do they light on? The first is if an error is detected. This could be a faulty sensor, an open or short circuit, a broken component, or just a wiring fault in the system. This poses risk and so the problem should be identified and fixed.

Also, it might be a call for you to charge your depleted battery or replace a bad battery that affects airbag sensors, therefore, turning lights on.

Minor accidents may have activated sensors without necessarily deploying airbags. Lights will turn on, in this case, to indicate the airbags need a reset.

In the event that seat belts are loose and aren't functioning properly the airbag warning lights turn on. It has an electrical wire that runs underneath the front seats, so connections may well be loose hence the light.

Your airbag modules may cause your airbag warning lights to continue to illuminate. This is because airbags are a complex system that consists of sensors and processors to protect you in the event of a collision. In the event that one of these computer modules malfunctions, the entire structure will collapse, and thus the airbag light would light to alert a danger.

The airbag module under the seat may have corroded if your car has water damage and is seized to function properly. When sensors detect this, they notify you by turning the lights.

Regardless of the reason, keep in mind that this is a safety feature and therefore your life absolutely depends on it. People may suffer injuries as a result of faulty airbags. Defective components, improper timing of deployments, and failure to deploy are all possible reasons. To ensure occupants receive maximum protection in a collision, defective airbags should be replaced. Before getting it fixed, don't leave the light on any longer than necessary because you might pay dearly later in life.

Whenever an airbag has been used, a replacement is required. Driving should not be done until the airbags have been changed. The airbags in your car must only be replaced by a qualified technician.

We have certified mechanics, so If you need airbag repair, give Custom Wrenches Inc a call today!