airbag light comes on

airbag light comes on

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Rox-Park-Saab-93

Boulder, CO

#1 Sep 13, 2007
I have a 2003 9-3 convertible and the air bag light comes on. I had it checked under warranty and they thought they fixed it but it came back on 5 months later (car is off warranty now). I replaced the battery and the airbag light went off for a few months but came back on. I don't think I have had any other messages like "headlight is out" or "replace battery" like I have seen in my 9-5. I am thinking the computer is interpreting another fault but sending me the airbag message. Does anybody else have this problem?
saab makes me saad

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 17, 2007
I have a 92 convertible turbo. The first time that happened I took it to my mechanic. He told me every time you unplug the battery for along time that happens. He was right, I had unpluged the battery for like 10 hours. The second time a fuse blew, it happened. I don't know how he fixed it. He had a little gage with him. He went down the stearing wheel, he fixed it. It took him less than two minutes.
Jeff Davis

Royal Oak, MI

#4 Feb 22, 2008
If your 9-3 saab airbag light continues to stay on then you'll probably need a new set of Saab airbags or a replacement 9-3 air bag computer. There are a few sites offering used airbags http://www.safetyairbags.com is the best.
Tony

Bergen, Norway

#5 Feb 28, 2008
It seems there is alot of problems with the "newer" Saabs. I got a saab 9-5 1999, And my airbag light just lit up. I searched around on the nett, finding many of the same comments. "saab makes me saad" Could you please talk to your mechanic and ask him what he did? So that other people out there can fix this problem. Instead of going to the shop and payin hundreds of $. Thanks.
R Currie

Longueuil, Canada

#6 Feb 11, 2009
Im just bought a used 2008 9-5 combi sport.(In canada).

The air bag indicator light glows a pale orange when I am behind the driver seat. Is this normal. The manual indiciates there may be a problem when the lights stay on after ignition. But other sections of the manual seem to say this is normal.

Note that the light system for cars sold in USA is
not the same (as per the manual.)

Thanks

Bob
Jason - Canberra

Balmain, Australia

#7 Apr 2, 2009
My SAAB 9-5 has just developed the 'airbag' dash warning light problem. Do you advice on resolving the fixing it?

Regards
Jason
Canberra Australia
Tony wrote:
It seems there is alot of problems with the "newer" Saabs. I got a saab 9-5 1999, And my airbag light just lit up. I searched around on the nett, finding many of the same comments. "saab makes me saad" Could you please talk to your mechanic and ask him what he did? So that other people out there can fix this problem. Instead of going to the shop and payin hundreds of $. Thanks.
Carlo UK

Slough, UK

#8 Jul 17, 2009
CHECK THE CONNECTORS UNDER THE SEAT!
Someone got into my SAAB and electrically pushed the seat back - TOO FAR! I had the same issue on an older Alfa, again seat pushed back too far and unplugged the connectors. Connected them back ALL OK NOW!
kelvin

Little Rock, AR

#9 Aug 25, 2009
i have a 2002 chevy truck, my airbag light only comes on when i have the airbag switch for the passenger side air bag turned on, would someone please tell me what the problem may be?
Philep

Hamilton, Canada

#10 Sep 15, 2009
i have a SAAB 9-3SE 2002 conv. Same issue. My heated seat were defect, i bring the car to the mech, he removed the seat and since then the airbag light is on... iu dont really mind but i dont wants the bag to blow up in my fac while im drinving.
Jessica

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Dec 1, 2009
I have a 2004 Saab 0-5 Arc. The airbag light warning started coming on and off intermittently for the past month. Finally brought it into the dealership today to find out that the whole damn airbag in my driver's side door needs to be replaced due to a faulty sensor. Whatever that means. I haven't been in an accident, nothing has changed with the condition or upkeep on the car, and it has only 35,000 on it. The guy told me as long as the sensor is on, NONE of the airbags will deploy, even if there's an issue with only one airbag. I've got a new baby and can't take that risk. $800 later....it better be a damn nice airbag. I guess you can't put a price on safety. I wish you guys better luck than I had.
Saad Saab owner

Norway

#12 Feb 2, 2010
My 9-3 1998 makes the same problem. Once in a while the lamp turns on, stays on for a week or so, then goes away for some time. Last time it turned on, a heavvy passenger got into the car, the SID gave out a loud bling-blong, and the warning lamp turned on.
This is not really a big problem for me now, but who knows what will happen during an accident...
harsh

Toronto, Canada

#13 Mar 26, 2010
i buy 96 year saab 93 model have air bag light on all time please some one tell how fix this thing
Justin

Collegeville, PA

#14 May 31, 2010
Carlo UK wrote:
CHECK THE CONNECTORS UNDER THE SEAT!
Someone got into my SAAB and electrically pushed the seat back - TOO FAR! I had the same issue on an older Alfa, again seat pushed back too far and unplugged the connectors. Connected them back ALL OK NOW!
This suggestion just saved me the trip the repair, the money. Tall dude detailed my car reconnected the plug on the right side of the drivers seat. 16 months ago car detailed, same problem, paid a lot to have it fixed. Now I wonder if the original repair was legit. Very grateful CHECK THIS FIRST!!!

Since: May 11

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#16 May 29, 2011
Common fault is loose connections under the seat.
T Shaw-Buxton

Borehamwood, UK

#17 Jun 7, 2011
I have a 2006 Saab Convertible, and the air bag malfunction alarm remained on.Thanks to Carlos of Chelmsford, I checked the cabling under the passenger seat where I found a cable and socket had become disconnected.I realise now that it occurred when I pushed the seat forward to vacuum the rear carpet.Fault fixed
Wink

Conway, AR

#18 Jul 12, 2011
T Shaw-Buxton wrote:
I have a 2006 Saab Convertible, and the air bag malfunction alarm remained on.Thanks to Carlos of Chelmsford, I checked the cabling under the passenger seat where I found a cable and socket had become disconnected.I realise now that it occurred when I pushed the seat forward to vacuum the rear carpet.Fault fixed
I had the same thing happen while vacuuming my 2008 convertible this weekend. Where is the plug located and what does it look like?
grayobg

San Diego, CA

#19 Aug 11, 2011
Saab 9-5 2004 has air bag warning light come on whenever I use the horn. All wires are connected under the seats. Any ideas guys??
Saabdb06

Stuttgart, Germany

#20 Dec 14, 2011
I have a 2006 Saab 93; the car just came out of the shop for work on a traction control malfunction, and some front suspension work. After operating it twice, no issues. Driving home from work this evening, I had an airbag malfunction light come on, and continuously ring my entire trip home at 20 second intervals. Lovely.
I simply disconnected the battery, checked all connections in both front seats, as well as the connections leading to the seatbelts, and reconnected everything. The fault light is off after a quick test drive and series of start/stops. We'll see what surprises my electrical system have in store for me tomorrow!
maplesaab

London, Canada

#21 Jul 1, 2012
I have a 2001 9-5 the air bag light has been on for about three weeks now,also when i turn off engine there is a loud whiring noise that comes from under the dash for about five mins or so any ideas.
saabbcb01

Greenwood, IN

#22 Aug 15, 2012
My air bag warning light just came on on my 2001 saab 95 but before that my horn and all steering wheel controls for my radio quit working. Is all those controls wired under the seats?

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