Passenger air bag is disabled

Asked by Jul 01, 2019 at 10:27 AM about the 2017 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The Passenger airbag indicator says the airbag is off. Dealer service says this
requires a replacement of passenger seat cushion, a $1400.00 fix. is there
another way to enable the passenger air bag

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It's a sensor system in the cushion. Dealer is probably changing the entire cushion with all its electronics because he doesn't want to change just a sensor. You could go to a salvage yard and see if you can find a matching seat and see if it has a good sensor. Or go to a different shop who will just deal with the sensor. Cost would be less, but not by a lot.

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No warranty coverage?

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