Passenger Air Bag Warning

(Randy Brand) #1

I looked at a 2008 XK convertible yesterday. There was a sign on the door sill warning the passenger “no air bag”. Is this normal on this car? What does it mean? Has the air bag been deactivated for some reason? There are no other warning lights.

(Grahame Loader) #2

That may indicate the car was in a collision and the passenger air bag was never replaced. It is not normal for that car.

(Randy Brand) #3

Thank you, Grahame. It was a warning to not put babies in car seats in that seat.

(Grahame Loader) #4

I find that explanation rather suspicious. In plain english it would suggest that you could put a baby seat in the seat. I’ve never seen anything like that in any car I’ve looked at. Have you obtained a car history?

(Eric Capron) #5

I have seen this warning on a number of cars here in the UK. I think that it is because rear facing car seats are often preferred for babies and it is illegal to use a rear facing seat with an active airbag. So, some manufacturers give the option to turn off the passenger airbag which you would do if you are using a rear facing child seat in the front passenger seat.