Re: Airbag light question
If the airbag light is illuminated, there should be a stored fault code - even if it was only illuminated once, the code should have been stored.
Most of the time, an airbag fault illumination can be for (but not limited to):
1) bad steering wheel clockspring
2) failing, failed or damaged front crash sensors (usually mounted to or near the front radiator support)
3) crash sensor connectors that have been poorly connected (ie: loose) or connectors in which the wiring has become damaged
4) disconnected airbag(s)
5) missing or disconnected airbag module (usually located under the dash, sometimes on driver side or behind center console)
In the event of a frontal collision, depending on speed and where the impact occured, normally the airbag crash sensors will be damaged (or destroyed). These should always be checked and/or replaced by the body shop performing the repair work on that vehicle.
To my knowledge, with most airbag equipped vehicles, there are no rear crash sensors to trip any frontal or side airbags.
Depending on how long ago the repairs were done to the vehicle and if possible, I would take it back to the repair facility or body shop and tell them about the problem. I would do that before going back to a Dealer if it's under warranty (being so new), only because the shop that initially fixed it should check the vehicle over.
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