Airbag Light Due to Problematic Center Airbag Sensor on Toyota Highlander

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A problematic center airbag sensor can cause the airbag malfunction light to illuminate.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,923 (27,000–233,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016
49 people reported this problem
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Still looking for a correction although the dealer admits it is a known problem. There claim at the time was that there was NO recorded "code" to tell them exactly what it was!? At the time, we had extended warranty coverage. It happens every cold spell--about 10 degrees F and lower. It lasts about 1/2 hour and then the light finally shuts off. They won't say definitively whether we are in danger, or not, while the light is flashing.
air bag light goes on during very cold spells. when temperature rises, light turns off
Light is on all the time
Same problem. Under extremely cold (5 degrees F and below, the airbag light will come on and blink while the car is running. Drive for 15 or 20 minutes, turn the car off, restart it, and the light will go out.
airbag light stays on
Airbag light stayss on when car starts after sitting outside overnight at 20 degrees.
I have the same problem air bag light flashes then goes off when it gets warm out.
At temps around 35F & lower, check SRS airbag system message. Dealer won't acknowledge or fix.
Exact same problem. Happens when its cold. Never happened in summer.
Airbag light won't go off after the car warms up if it's extremely cold.
When I turned the ignition and the car proceeded through its safety check, the airbag SRS light illuminated and the screen said that I needed to take my car to be serviced immediately. At the dealership I was told that the mechanics could not find anything wrong with the airbag system, and stated that it was a computer glitch.
airbag sensor is blinking on an extremely cold morning (-5 degrees)
Short in airbag wire harness
Passenger airbag light on constantly. Haven't fixed it yet
Airbag comes on on my 05 Highlander
airbag light goes on and off
driver side airbag light flashed for about 10 minutes while driving. shut the car off to park and when i started it the next day, no more light.
Air Bag light on Constant
Airbag alert light comes on intermittently
My airbag light flashes but only on really cold mornings