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: 124,023 (27,000–233,000)
8 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
36 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 stayss on when car starts after sitting outside overnight at 20 degrees.
airbag light stays on
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.
I have the same problem air bag light flashes then goes off when it gets warm out.
Airbag light won't go off after the car warms up if it's extremely cold.
airbag sensor is blinking on an extremely cold morning (-5 degrees)
Air Bag light on Constant
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 alert light comes on intermittently
My airbag light flashes but only on really cold mornings
Air bag light flashing
Left car outside garage last night for the first time in very cold weather; overnight temps dropped to 10 degrees. This is first time the SRS light has come on. It kept blinking while driving.
The light comes on and stays on when winter season starts and temperatures start to drop to 50s and 40s and stays on. It is off during summer time.
When it's cold (<20 F my airbag light remains on. After it warms up and I shut off then restart it is fine.
This the first time the airbag light stayed on while i was driving, temp was 10 degrees never went off.