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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Monitoring the Advanced Airbag System

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The Advanced Airbag System (including the electronic control unit, sensors and system wiring) is monitored continuously to make sure that it is functioning properly whenever the ignition is on. Every time you turn on the ignition, the airbag system indicator light will come on for a few seconds (function check).

The airbag system must be inspected if the airbag indicator light

  • does not come on when the ignition is switched on,
  • does not go out a few seconds after you have switched on the ignition,
  • goes out and then comes on again or blinks after the ignition is switched on,
  • or if it comes on or blinks while driving.

If an airbag system malfunction is detected, the airbag indicator light comes on and stays on to alert the driver to the problem. It also reminds you to have the airbag system checked immediately by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. If a malfunction occurs that turns the front airbag on the passenger side off, the PASSENGER AIR BAG light ⇒ PASSENGER AIR BAG light  will come on and stay on whenever the ignition is on.

Warning

An airbag system and safety belt pretensioner that are not working properly cannot provide supplemental protection in a frontal crash.
  • If the airbag indicator light comes on, it means that there may be something wrong with the Advanced Airbag System. It is possible that the airbag will inflate when it is not supposed to, or will not inflate when it should.
  • Have the airbag system inspected immediately by your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
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