Re: Air Bag Problem
This could be a couple of different problems:
1) You could have a problem in the seat sensor wiring. There have been two recalls that address this problem and are a free fix. You could call your local dealer and ask them to run a report to see if your vehicle has already had the recall serviced.
2) The sensor in the seat might have failed. This is my case. The sensor is designed to turn off the airbag for anyone under 50 lbs. If the seat can't sense how heavy the passenger is, it will turn off the airbag and turn on the CEL warning. My dealer quoted me approx. $800 to replace the sensor. The cost is mostly labor because the seat cushion has to be disassembled in order to access and replace the sensor.
Cross your fingers that yours is covered under warranty or recall. Good luck!