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What Does the SRS or Airbag Light Mean?

What Does the SRS or Airbag Light Mean?

When you own a car, it is important that you understand the various aspects of the vehicle, such as its dashboard warning lights. One that doesn’t get talked about enough is the airbag or SRS light. It can sometimes resemble a figure sitting down with an inflated airbag from the side.  The S-R-S stands for supplemental restraint system, which is a fancy name for airbags and seatbelt restraints. The system itself is responsible for detecting heavy deceleration, braking, and other factors that occur upon the impact of a collision. It uses sensors to calculate the best time to restrain you and employ airbags (if necessary). Many things can trigger the SRS warning light to come on. It may indicate one of the following problems: Bad seatbelt switch Broken passenger seat sensor  Faulty clock spring Deactivation or failure of airbags  The light may also appear after airbags have been deployed following the events of an accident. The airbag warning light may not se ... read more

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