Subaru Forester: SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag) / SRS airbag system monitors

Subaru Forester. SRS airbag system monitors

SRS airbag system warning light

A diagnostic system continually monitors the readiness of the SRS airbag system (including front seatbelt pretensioners) with the ignition switch in the “ON” position. The SRS airbag system warning light will show normal system operation by illuminating for approximately 6 seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.

The following components are monitored by the indicator:

  • Front impact sensor
    • Right-hand side
    • Left-hand side
  • Airbag control module (including impact sensor and rollover sensor)
  • Frontal airbag module
    • Driver’s side
    • Front passenger’s side
  • Knee airbag module (driver’s side)
  • Side impact sensor
    • Center pillar right-hand side
    • Center pillar left-hand side
    • Front door right-hand side
    • Front door left-hand side
    • Rear wheel house right-hand side
    • Rear wheel house left-hand side
    • Under the rear center seat
  • Side airbag module
    • Driver’s side
    • Front passenger’s side
  • Curtain airbag module
    • Right-hand side
    • Left-hand side
  • Seatbelt pretensioner and adaptive force limiter
    • Driver’s side
    • Front passenger’s side
  • Lap belt pretensioner
    • Driver’s side
    • Front passenger’s side
  • Seatbelt buckle switch (front passenger’s side)
  • Front passenger’s occupant detection system sensor
  • Front passenger’s occupant detection control module
  • Front passenger’s frontal airbag ON and OFF indicator
  • All related wiring
  • Driver’s seat position sensor
  • Passenger’s seat position sensor
  • Rear seatbelt pretensioner
    • Right-hand side
    • Left-hand side

WARNING

If the warning light exhibits any of the following conditions, there may be a malfunction in the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system.

  • Flashing or flickering of the warning light
  • No illumination of the warning light when the ignition switch is first turned to the “ON” position
  • Continuous illumination of the warning light
  • Illumination of the warning light while driving

Immediately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and properly repaired, the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag will not operate properly in the event of a collision, which may increase the risk of injury.

    Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag and SRS curtain airbag are not designed to deploy in most cases

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