It depends on the make and year of the vehicle. Some manufacturers develop systems that will shut down the airbag if a fault is found, some will just shut down a part of the system (say one airbag in a multiple airbag system), some will not shut anything down but just alert you that there is a problem. Please don't try to service the airbag by yourself, they can cause serious injury if set off unintentionally. Also if the airbag is set off, sometimes it is more expensive to repair the system than the vehicle is worth, that is why some insurance companies will total a car if an airbag is deployed even if only minor cosmetic damage is sustained. See your vehicle dealer.
There is not much chance that your airbag would malfunction and just deploy, but if the airbag light is on there is a 100% chance that it will not operate properly in the event of an accident. You need to have the car inspected at a dealer or certified repair shop if the airbag light is on and remains on.
The airbag light turns on when the airbag computer detects a malfunction and sets a code.
airbag light. if it turns on it means your airbag will not deploy.
The airbag computer has detected a malfunction and set a code.
The light stays on when the airbag computer detects a malfunction and sets a code.
A malfunction has been detected in the airbag system
The airbag light comes on at start up for a bulb check. It will stay on when the computer detects a malfunction and sets a code.The airbag light comes on at start up for a bulb check. It will stay on when the computer detects a malfunction and sets a code.
If the car is off and no one hits you the airbag should not deploy. If you are driving and stopped at a traffic light and someone hits you, the airbag could possibly deploy depending on the impact of the accident.
It means your airbag probably will not deploy if you are in an accident. Have it checked out right away.
The airbag light stays on when there is a malfunction. The airbag computer will have stored a trouble code. When the failure is repaired the light will shut itself off.
The airbag light stays on when there is a malfunction in the system. The airbag computer will need scanned to know possible causes.
The airbag light stays on when the computer has detected a malfunction and set a trouble code.