Airbag light

Phil Rose pjrose at
Mon Sep 20 16:15:01 EDT 2004

At 3:58 PM -0400 9/20/04, Mark Trank wrote:
>Recently the airbag light on my 200 has come on....It stays on after initial
>start-up, stays on for a minute or two and then goes out.  Other than
>running code, any initial ideas as to what the problem might be?  Thanks,

A well-known issue (I guess not so well-known as I thought) and 
dozens of postings about it during the past few years. It's a common 
problem on these cars _after_ having the airbag recall done. One 
downside of this long light is "merely" that the airbag is 
inoperative during that period of time; the other downside is that 
passengers are always asking you about it. The problem can be 
eliminated--at least temporarily--by resetting the airbag controller 
with a VAG-COM tool.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at

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