Airbag warning light


#1

I have a 2005 toyota corolla with 96,000 miles on it. Yesterday my airbag srs warning light came on. The manual says to drive it to a dealer. Can this wait a day or 2 to take to my mechanic? Does this mean the airbag will deploy on own or not at all?


#2

If the light is on, the airbags are deactivated and will not function, even in a crash.


Buckle up!

You can ask your mechanic about this, but he may recommend a visit to the Toyota dealer.

#3

Agreed, when the light is on, the system is non-functional…On newer cars, the problem can be diagnosed and repaired and the air-bag module reset…On many older models, the module must be replaced to restore the system after repairs and the total bill can be staggering…


#4

The dealer might be able to erase the code and let you go. Sometimes the warning light will stay off for years.