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Dan, ASE Certified Technician
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The SERVICE AIR BAG warning is on and the little red light

Customer Question

The SERVICE AIR BAG warning is on and the little red light showing a profile with airbag. I can turn the warnung off but not the red icon. Is this a big deal?
JA: Is anything interfering with the seatbelt latch?
Customer: It works fine near as i can tell
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2003 CTS
JA: Are you fixing your CTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Took it to a local shop who said something about a shotgun like shell that does something with the seatbelt and that they checked with Caddy dealer and came up with a $489.00 repair estimate.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: What are the ramifications if I do not do this wxpensive repair? Will the seat belt still work as well as the airbag in tghe event of a crash? The mechanin said it does NOT nullify a good inspection under texas law.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

This is the seat belt pretensioner. The best thing to do would be to replace it, if the air bag light is on, in a crash the air bags may not deploy as designed.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. If I am not giving you 5 star service, please let me know what I missed.



Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated.

This question is coming up on 7 days which means it will time out and close.

You have already paid to get this question answered, but you have not rated.

Let me help some more. Is there anything else I can help you with?

If I did not give you 5 star service, please let me know what I missed.

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