Signs of a failing Airbag Occupant Module
Airbag warning light is on
Now, I know you’re no fan of the warning lights in your car. I get it. They’re small and seem insignificant. They can’t mean much, right?
Wrong. They mean a lot. And you should always pay attention to them, no matter how much you love not paying attention to things.
If your airbag occupant module is failing, it will likely trigger an airbag warning light. That light will likely just say “SRS,” or perhaps “airbag.” Your airbags are a pretty important safety feature in your car, so pay attention when you see that warning light.
Occupant light not turning on or off
As previously mentioned, the airbag occupant module is responsible for turning your occupant airbag on or off depending on whether someone is sitting in the front passenger seat. There’s usually a light on your car for this. Depending on your car, it will either tell you when the airbag is turned on, or when the airbag is turned off.
That light should turn on and off as the occupants come and go from the seat. If the light is either on, or off, when both the seat is occupied or empty, then the system isn’t working right. It may be due to a faulty airbag occupant sensor, rather than a module, but it certainly cold be the result of a busted module.