Toyota Highlander Problems

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.

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Toyota Highlander Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 123,129 (27,000–233,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016
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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.
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.
At temps around 35F & lower, check SRS airbag system message. Dealer won't acknowledge or fix.
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.
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.