Problem Description and Possible Solution
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.
Average mileage: 125,000 (50,000–170,000)
10 people reported this problem
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 firstname.lastname@example.org