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Airbag light

Does anybody else have a problem with their Toyota with the airbag light on for no apparent reason? I have a 2006 Tacoma with the airbag light on. Does anybody know how to fix it?

Most likely it is detecting a problem with a sensor. How about having your car’s computer scanned. It likely will provide an error code that will provide more information. Many auto parts stores will do it for free. The code should have a format of P1234.

It’s on for an apparent reason, you just don’t know what it is until you have it scanned. If it flashes before becoming solid, you may be able to count the flash code (3-5 for instance) and do a google search for Toyota airbag codes.

Does the horn work? If not, the problem is likely to be the “clock spring” in the steering wheel.

If you want the airbags to pop if you have a frontal accident, you have to get it fixed.

The airbag comes under the Toyota powertrain warranty so you should be covered if the Tacoma has less than 60k miles. Considering their current situation, Toyota should be a little more flexible in their customer service. From the website.

Powertrain Coverage: 60 months/60,000 miles (engine, transmission/transaxle, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, seatbelts and air bags).

Ed B.