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Passenger Air Bag sensor issue

(2005 Buick LaCrosse)
in Hoffman Estates, IL on December 06, 2009
I just had seat detailing (cleaning) done today,and while driving back home, the warning light came on that says the passenger air bag is disabled; for no apparent reason. I did some research, and see that there was a recall in 2007 related to some aftermarket leather seat covers somehow caused that same problem in a few cars. Anyone have any ideas on what could have causd my problem or how to get it fixed?
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on August 15, 2012
I have a 2006 Buick Allure/Lacrosse with the same problem, luckily I am an engineer so I understand that usually problems uccure around moving parts.Buick puts its drivers side airbag module under the passengers seat,the passengers seat when moved forward or backwards has the wiring harness attached to it the only problem is that it gets caught on the seat rail digging into the wires and causeing a ground fault to your module.Also in a very easy place for kids feet to kick and get hung up in.You should see some damage to the outer coragatted armer that will indicate an issue.Its very ever a module gone.

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on December 07, 2009
Interesting recall! It looks to involve very few vehicles - only one 2005 Buick Lacross. You can check with you local GM dealer to see if you are the one. I would recommend to have the fault code(s) stored in the air bag control module read. Any stored codes should be diagnosed and repaired. When all airbag systems are working to manufactures specs the warning lights should again begin functioning correctly.
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on August 10, 2010
The air bag light sometimes comes on when the passenger seatbelt is distrubed or if the connection gets loose or dirty.
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