Air Bag light 10 seconds????

Tom Mullane tmullane at
Sun Feb 9 19:46:14 EST 2003

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
[ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
My airbag recall has been done and my light takes at least 30 seconds to go=
 off.  I have reset the control unit with VAG-COM.  The important thing is =
that the light does, at some point, go off.  I try to avoid serious front-e=
nd crashes during this time :-) but other than that I am not concerned.  My=
 audi tech friends assure me this is normal.


That's a problem commonly encountered after the airbag recall is done. One
of my cars has an airbag  that does that too--about 1.5-2 minutes. The
other car is the normal 5 or 10 seconds. It is a "malfunction", but not a
serious one unless you drive away and have an accident during that time
(the bag is inoperative until the light goes off). A dealer can reset the
fault detection so the light will behave normally, but it's presumably not
a permanent fix. I don't know what the nature of the fault is.


Phil Rose
'91 200q lago blue Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q tornado red mailto:pjrose at


More information about the 200q20v mailing list