Yes, it can be.
The airbags are tied to the seatbelts, and most of the time the trouble is
in the belt sensors and/or the seat sensors. The trouble is seldom the
airbag itself. The diagnostic port will tell the technician which
switch/sensor is the failure item.
"Richard @ntlworld.com>" <richard.spare<remove> wrote in message
Could you point me toward the sensors that you suspect so that I can have a
look for a loose wire or dry joint or something. I does sound like it may be
something to do with the seatbelts because I could swear the warning lamp
was coming on and off under braking or cornering.
You need to either visit a main dealer to diagnose the fault, or you
can purchase a tool such as the Peake Research SRS tool - we supply
this in the UK. For details visit
Hope that this helps.
There isn't much you can learn by random poking about.
Your car has a diagnostic port in the engine bay that will tell you if the
trouble is in the driver seat or the passenger seat, or perhaps the rear
seats if you have side airbags.
The most likely problem ares is going to be in a seat that was occupied when
the light came on. If you seldom use the back seat and you have side
airbags, the problem should not be coming from the back seat. Get it?
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