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Toyota Highlander Airbag Light Due to Problematic Center Airbag Sensor

Toyota Highlander Problem
22 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008

Average Mileage: 111,050 mi (27,000 mi - 204,236 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    air bag light goes on during very cold spells. when temperature rises, light turns off

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  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 80,449 mi

    Airbag light stayss on when car starts after sitting outside overnight at 20 degrees.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 88,000 mi

    Exact same problem. Happens when its cold. Never happened in summer.

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  •  Rookie

    I have the same problem air bag light flashes then goes off when it gets warm out.

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  • Visitor, , 94,000 mi

    Airbag light won't go off after the car warms up if it's extremely cold.

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  • Visitor, , 133,506 mi

    airbag sensor is blinking on an extremely cold morning (-5 degrees)

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  • Visitor, , 27,000 mi

    At temps around 35F & lower, check SRS airbag system message. Dealer won't acknowledge or fix.

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  • Visitor, , 204,236 mi

    This the first time the airbag light stayed on while i was driving, temp was 10 degrees never went off.

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