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What Are The Possible Causes of My Airbag Light Turning On?

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When the airbag light turns on in your dashboard, something is wrong with your car. The airbag light can become defective for many reasons, but the most common one is that the sensor is failing or tripping. Before you drive your car again, make sure you determine the problem and address it immediately.  This article will help you identify if a faulty passenger seat is a reason behind the sensor defect.   The Problem With the Passenger Seat Sensor  Most car manufacturers install a sensor at the front passenger seat called the mass sensor. This sensor helps the system detect when...

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Checking for Damage: What to Spot on Your Car's Seat Belts

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Due to the pandemic, most car owners have fewer opportunities to take their car on frequent and long drives. Every chance to leave the house needs to be short and immediate to prevent any risk of getting infected by COVID-19. Thankfully, vaccination procedures are making it safer for people to be more active on the road. However, your car may not be in the best condition to drive in after a long time of staying inactive. Besides checking your car’s oil, fuel, and air pressure levels, you also need to double-check other components. Your car’s Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) protects...

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What Conditions Must be Met for Airbags to Deploy?

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Driving makes getting travel more convenient. And while the chances of getting into an accident are slim, they aren’t a total zero. That is why the airbag was invented. The airbag activates when you run into a significant collision. It minimizes the impact, keeping your body safe from impact against the vehicle’s interior, such as the steering wheel. To understand what can trigger airbag deployment, you must first know how they work.   How Do Airbags Work? 1 - The Airbag Control Unit The Airbag Control Unit or ACU is the little device that controls the airbag through impact calculation and...

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Common Questions About Airbag Module Reset, Answered!

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Airbags, as time goes on, may need to be replaced. Vehicle owners should also consider resetting faulty airbag modules to make sure their airbags will function properly. If you're interested to know more about airbags, the answers to the following FAQs can be a big help. 1. My car's airbag light is on, is there any problem? When your vehicle detects that something is wrong with your airbag module, it automatically disables the airbags, and the light will start flashing or remain on. This may indicate an issue with the airbag, computer, wiring, or airbag sensors. If the airbags are...

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Preventing an Injury When Facing a Deployed Car Airbag

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Car accidents have become significantly less lethal over the past decade, thanks to the many measures the industry has taken to protect those riding inside vehicles. Today, all personal vehicles developed by manufacturing companies come with Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags. These are located in the steering wheel and on the dashboard of a front passenger’s seat. Airbags are designed to deploy the moment your car comes into a sudden stop to indicate a collision and prevent the passengers from hurting themselves. Unfortunately, despite an SRS’s ability to protect people inside a vehicle, they can also unknowingly cause harm. Due...

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