Common issues with airbags within your vehicle


Many cars now have airbags fitted to them, this may be driver airbags, passenger airbags, or a combination.  It is proven than air beds can save lives and therefore it is vital that they are in working order.  It is not uncommon to see an airbag light on up the on a vehicle.  This light is there to indicate that there is a fault with the airbag system, but this is not always the case.

Sometimes your backlights can come on if the battery has been disconnected or if the plugs for the airbags have been removed and put back together again.

If you have an airbag light come up on your dashboard then you need to take the vehicle to a garage to get them to check what the fault is.  Book before you do this you may want to do some simple checks.  Many cars have a plug under the driver’s seat and under the passenger seat for the airbag.  If this plug becomes loose or is not correctly connected then your airbag light will illuminate.

First of all, checked these plugs to ensure that they are correctly connected and check to see whether the airbag light is still on.  If it is then you will need to take into a garage to have the car put on a diagnostic machine to find out fault codes.