Jan
20
2014

Warning Lights Decoded: SRS AIRBAG SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT

Subaru Impreza

Have you found yourself sitting behind the wheel and staring at a warning light that makes little to no sense and you can't figure out why it is happening? Panic sets in and you're thinking "is that the light that means the engine is going to fall out of my car?!" Fear not, you drive a Subaru. That kind of thing doesn't happen with these beauties. That being said, a little education goes a long way and you really should be the empowered vehicle owner that we want you to be. Lets get our education on and dive into the warning lights and how to know if your car needs a quick trip to Subaru of Niagara.

TODAY WE ARE TALKING: SRS AIRBAG SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT

Air Bag Light

If you see the SRS AIRBAG SYSTEM warning light (also known as the airbag system light) illuminate it is indicating that your airbags and/or seat belt pre-tensioners are not functioning properly and may not deploy in the case of a collision.

The light will illuminate when you initially start your vehicle, but if it stays on, take your Subaru to Subaru of Niagara and one of our technicians will properly inspect and diagnose the system. Insurance companies are becoming less comprehensive in their coverage if they determine that the system was disabled because of faulty condition.

The SRS system contains a black box system, similar to a commercial airplane. It records the data from an accident (speed, how many seat belts were latched, etc) and also how long the SRS system was disabled due to faulty condition.

If you see this light illuminate, do not wait to have it checked out. Better safe than sorry!