TOPIC : airbag

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Airbag Module Testing

Volkswagen notes that if an airbag module is replaced or if testing is planned, the module must be properly mounted or the case grounded if the connector is installed. 

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Airbag Caution

Here’s something you may not be aware of. Audi notes that certain car care products contain solvents that, when used to clean trim on airbag equipment, may damage airbag covers and may affect the deployment strategy of the airbag unit.

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Bimmer Bummer

This bulletin applies to 2014 BMW 750i xDrive vehicles. The airbag warning lamp may be illuminated, with one or more low resistance faults (930915, 93091B, 930921) stored for the passenger front airbag.

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Airbag Deactivation Tips: How to Avoid Accidental Deployment and Prevent Expense and Injury

Airbag deactivation procedures differ among makes/models/years, so always refer to the appropriate service manual for the correct method. NEVER assume that any specific deactivation procedure is correct for all airbag-equipped vehicles.

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Why Your Shop Should Worry About Faulty Airbags

Faulty inflators are fueling concern for airbag service safety. According to reports, this includes approximately 34 million vehicles in the U.S. and over 85 million individual airbags, when we consider steering wheel, passenger and side airbags.

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Caddy Tension

Some owners of 2010 Cadillac DTS vehicles may comment that the airbag light is illuminated. The technician may find DTC B0071 set in the PPS (passenger presence system) and DTC B0081 in the sensing and diagnostics module (SDM).

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