Buick LaCrosse: Airbag Readiness Light - Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators - Instruments and Controls - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Airbag Readiness Light

This light shows if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor(s), passenger sensing system, the pretensioners, the airbag modules, the wiring, and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on the airbag system, see Airbag System.

The airbag readiness light comes on

The airbag readiness light comes on and stays on for several seconds when the vehicle is started. Then the light goes out.

WARNING!
If the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or comes on while driving, it means the airbag system might not be working properly. The airbags in the vehicle might not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury, have the vehicle serviced right away.

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