Re: Passenger airbag switch turning off while driving and passenger present
Are you saying that passenger airbag sensor is on then turns off while you are driving or that the sensor remains
off even though someone is in the passenger seat? If it is the latter, then there are a couple of things that can
cause this. If the passenger is not sitting fully centered on the seat, or is using a cushion, then that can sometimes
cause the sensor to think there isn't an adult sitting in the seat. Another reason would be the adult sitting in the
passenger seat is right around the cutoff weight of roughly 100 pounds. The reasoning for this is that when a child
or very small adult is sitting in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag system is supposed to be disabled to prevent
the airbag inflation causing further injury to a small person.
If the sensor is starting off on and turns itself off after you start driving, assuming the passenger is not taking his/her weight off the seat, then I would say that a problem exists and you shoud take your vehicle in to have this checked out.