I have a 2002 PT Cruiser who’s airbag light seems to go on and off randomly.
Some days it will stay off all day. Other times it will stay lit for days on end.
Some times it will go off for 10 to 20 seconds, then come back on with a chime for 10 seconds, then off again. Off…on…off…on…it will do it for 45 minutes or so or until the car is shut off and restarted.
Occasionally, the light coming on seems to correspond with hitting a pot hole or rough patch, but that could just be coincidence because it is not consistent.
Both the driver and passenger airbags were replaced about a year ago, during round 1 of fixing this problem (to get through state inspection.) It worked for about a year, and now its back. It makes me think I was taken for almost $2,000 replacing those in the first place. The steering wheel clockspring was also replaced around the same time.
Any ideas? I see from searching online that I am not the only one that has seen this with this model car.