2007 Ford Fusion Airbag Light. Help?

Asked by Jan 17, 2017 at 08:50 AM about the 2007 Ford Fusion SEL V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am currently under the Takata airbag inflator recall and after 7 months still have no replacement and according to Ford it doesn't look like I'll be getting one anytime soon.
Recently my airbag light has been coming on. When I am driving around town it will come on and then go back off routinely after a couple of minutes. However when I am on the interstate it stays on.
When I called Ford they told me that this wasn't and couldn't be related to the recall. Is this true?
It seems to have started after I had to stop quickly one day. I didn't slam on the brakes but had to come to an abrupt stop. But I have had to do this before and didn't have this issue?
I don't have the money to take it to the dealership to be diagnosed until my loans come in which could be another couple of weeks.
After the recall came out I was terrified of this car, and now I'm even more scared of it.
I read on some of these forums that it could be a drained battery, someone else told me it possibly thinks the airbag has been deployed and may or may not work in the event of a crash. I looked in the car's manual and it says that when it senses an error it will flash quickly and make beeping noises which it hasn't ever done.
I am the second owner to this car and have had it 3-4 years. I have never wrecked it, but it has possibly been wrecked in the past. However this airbag issue just started.
Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance!
**I will be getting it to the dealer/shop as soon as I can, just waiting on the money to do so.

4 Answers

725

No need for panic! (we don't need an airbag, we die like real men! :) ) If the airbag was deployed before, it should have stayed on all the time. I guess it is just a contact you need to clean, this happened before. You could try a parts store that will help diagnose the problem for free. If not, you could try and take a lot of parts down just to get to the back of the airbag and clean that contact... If the light is on, in case of an accident, it is a high chance the airbag will not deploy, so best drive slow and safely!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you! I commute 35 minutes by the interstate to get to college so this is really concerning for me :/ If I take it to an auto parts store can they scan it and get a problem code even if the airbag light is not illuminated at that moment? That's the issue that I'm having trying to get it read. It seems like as soon as I get into the parking lot of the store it goes off. lol.

725

If they have a good scanner (an usually they have) they should be able to read stored codes. Don't try to read it with 5$ scaners like elm327 or similar they usually can't connect to the airbag computer. A good bluetooth reader which can also read ABS/Airbag and more would be blue driver, but it is about 80$ if I remember.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I went to O'Reillys yesterday and they said the only thing that they read is the check engine lights. So I decided to check the wiring under the passenger seat and jostled some wires around and felt something click into place. After that it hasn't come on again even while I was on the interstate home from class. I guess the sensor came unplugged? Possibly when I had to stop really quick that day, I think something came under my seat from the back and could've knocked the connection loose.

Your Answer

Fusion

Looking for a Used Fusion in your area?

CarGurus has 2,065 nationwide Fusion listings starting at $1,700.

Postal Code:

Ford Fusion Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    420
  • #2
    bruceiroquoia
    Reputation
    360
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
132 Great Deals out of 2,568 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
73 Great Deals out of 1,119 listings starting at $748
Used Chevrolet Malibu
117 Great Deals out of 2,274 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Camry
42 Great Deals out of 1,590 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Taurus
24 Great Deals out of 308 listings starting at $2,973
Used Nissan Altima
69 Great Deals out of 1,280 listings starting at $2,750
Used Hyundai Sonata
43 Great Deals out of 1,290 listings starting at $1,781
Used Honda Civic
317 Great Deals out of 4,131 listings starting at $1,494
Used Kia Optima
41 Great Deals out of 751 listings starting at $6,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
61 Great Deals out of 932 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang
7 Great Deals out of 1,191 listings starting at $3,350
Used Ford Escape
229 Great Deals out of 5,264 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Charger
82 Great Deals out of 827 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Maxima
31 Great Deals out of 325 listings starting at $3,976

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Fusion For Sale
5 listings starting at $25,738
2017 Ford Fusion For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $20,699
2016 Ford Fusion For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 184 listings starting at $14,594
2015 Ford Fusion For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $9,200
2014 Ford Fusion For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 227 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.