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Old 11-26-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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airbag light is on dash will fail the safety inspection test??
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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airbag light is on dash will fail the safety inspection test??
No, they don't check airbag lights or message as it not on the DMV checklist.
My airbag light has been on r a couple of years and never been an issue for inspection
For me it an easy fix but as long as my seat belt works that all I need.

You can lookup via you VIN to see if your model is on air bag recall list and have it fixed free if it is.
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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For me it an easy fix but as long as my seat belt works that all I need.
I respectfully disagree. Newer cars are designed to absorb the impact during a crash which is why they typically fold up like an accordion. The airbags are the only thing preventing you from suffering blunt force trauma as G forces slam your body against the interior of the vehicle. If it's an easy fix, you should probably take care of that because a seat belt alone may not be enough to save your life in a crash.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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I respectfully disagree. Newer cars are designed to absorb the impact during a crash which is why they typically fold up like an accordion. The airbags are the only thing preventing you from suffering blunt force trauma as G forces slam your body against the interior of the vehicle. If it's an easy fix, you should probably take care of that because a seat belt alone may not be enough to save your life in a crash.
Newer cars have crumple zones and if you watch crash footage the passenger compartments remain intact. Airbags substantially help but if you compare cars 15+ years old with airbags and new cars with airbags you can see what I mean. Airbags don't save you if the engine breaks through the firewall.

I don't mean to take away from what you are trying to imply but the reasoning is off base. Fix the airbag because it prevents your face from hitting the steering wheel, not to prevent your face from hitting components outside the firewall. If it hits them it's already too late, airbag or not...
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Apex NC, the Peak of Good Loving.
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Previous posts in this thread assume that the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System, a/k/a Air Bags) is actually faulty. It's possible that the SRS dashboard warning light is a false alarm. This hypothesis may be tested by resetting (i.e. turning off) that warning light, then driving normally for a few days, and watch to see if it comes back on. The SRS goes through a self-test routine every time the engine is started. If that warning light stays off you have made a "good fix." I did this on a 1995 Honda Accord and the light stayed off for 2 years, then came back. Repeated the reset procedure and the light stayed off for 3 years at which time the car was sold.

A Google search will lead you to reset instructions which require a pair of test leads and minor "car fixing" talent. This is a good example:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQXDd_Glic8

Good luck!

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Old 11-27-2015, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Most of those alarm lights are due to faulty seat belt sensors or the wiring harness worked itself loose under usually the driver's seat. If you check the harness and it is properly connected it is worth knowing that the SRS system has a very long warranty and will replace / repair these items usually free of charge at the dealer. I know my wife's Honda had a faulty seat belt sensor and they replaced it free of charge.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:18 AM
 
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Newer cars have crumple zones and if you watch crash footage the passenger compartments remain intact. Airbags substantially help but if you compare cars 15+ years old with airbags and new cars with airbags you can see what I mean. Airbags don't save you if the engine breaks through the firewall.

I don't mean to take away from what you are trying to imply but the reasoning is off base. Fix the airbag because it prevents your face from hitting the steering wheel, not to prevent your face from hitting components outside the firewall. If it hits them it's already too late, airbag or not...
Any crash of course can be fatal and I never implied otherwise. My point was that the airbags are an important integral part of the vehicle crash safety protection system as designed by the vehicle manufacturer and should not be left in a potentially inoperable state. I hope that clears things up for you.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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Airbag light was on in wife's Honda Pilot and it was fixed by the dealer for free. Honda said there is no expiration of warranty on the airbag. Might want to call the dealer and see what they say.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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Airbag light stayed on in my 2005 Honda Civic recently. Repaired by Leith Honda free of charge ....
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