In some models, a special scanner may be necessary to reset the Malibu airbag light, but in some cases ignition key cycles, the door jamb switch or a jumper wire work to reset the light. The user manual for the vehicle generally has the information necessary to tell the driver how to reset the light.
The airbag light comes on to alert the driver that there is a problem within the system. When this light is on, the airbags cannot deploy should an accident occurs. Because of this, it is important to identify and fix the issue to ensure working airbags.