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Mitsubishi Eclipse Airbag light on due to faulty side airbag module

 
Mitsubishi Eclipse Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 118,333 mi (50,000 mi - 170,000 mi)

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One or both side airbag modules may fail resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light. Side airbag modules determined to be faulty should be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    Airbag light is on and I've done nothing to date.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    My SRS light came on after I got in a wreck at 50mph and non of my airbags deployed and now it's up to me to get the money to fix it!

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  •  Rookie

    SRS warning light comes on, but MOSTLY goes out when I move the driver's seat forward/backward electrically. I have had this problem for some time. I have just recently learned from a Mitsubishi dealer that if this light illuminates, ALL AIRBAGS ARE INOPERATIVE. Apparently, the SIDE AIRBAG MODULE [ inserted in/near driver's seat ] controls the successful operation of ALL AIRBAGS [ in front of passenger & side airbag, steering wheel airbag & side airbag ]. Today, the mitsubishi dealer's mechanic cleaned the electical contacts under the driver's seat and the SRS light is no longer evident on the panel. However, their diagnosis/fix is that if the SRS warning light comes on again, then the SIDE AIRBAG MODULE needs to be replaced [ about AU$1000.00 + ]. Obviously a DESIGN FAULT when a faulty SIDE AIRBAG MODULE can disable those airbags pertinent to a "head-on" collision [ front of passenger/steering wheel ]. Nev Duus Tewantin nevduus@yahoo.com.au

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