Airbag error warning on my 2013 VW Beetle convertible

Asked by Jun 28, 2015 at 02:53 AM about the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Convertible w/ Sound

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I left the top down on my convertible and it poured rain on the inside. When I went to start the car everything worked but the airbag light came on and an error message about the airbag came on the instrument screen. I assume the rain soaked sensor may have shorted out. What I have found on line is that it will have to be reset at the dealer. Is there any danger of it deploying pryer to getting it to the dealer? I did drive it home about 26 miles with the light on and nothing happened but I'm concerned as my wife has to use the car in two days and I don't want anything to happen to her while driving the car.

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You should be fine, if the light is on, just means the airbag won't deploy. Water might have gotten into one of the seat sensor wiring connections, setting off the light.

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Thanks Tom! I was worried it might go off unexpectedly injurying a passenger. I assume the dealer can reset the light.

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