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Do you have to see a technician to turn off an air bag light?

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In the case of a lit air bag light, car owners must see a technician as soon as possible. A lit air bag light may indicate a critical failure within the air bag systems and can have life-threatening results.

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It is completely normal if the air bag light only illuminates for a few seconds after starting the vehicle. Every time a person turns his vehicle on, the vehicle quickly performs a test to determine whether the systems work. However, if the light stays on after all other lights turn off, it may refer to faulty air bags and even seat belts. In this case, the air bags do not deploy and the seat belts do not tighten when a crash occurs.

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