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.

2 Answers

238,105

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.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,660
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Cooper
205 Great Deals out of 10,914 listings starting at $890
Used Volkswagen Jetta
446 Great Deals out of 40,941 listings starting at $950
Used Jeep Wrangler
277 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 73,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 2,881 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Volkswagen Eos
25 Great Deals out of 666 listings starting at $3,500
Used Volkswagen Passat
262 Great Deals out of 24,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used FIAT 500
64 Great Deals out of 5,661 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Focus
539 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Kia Soul
324 Great Deals out of 27,234 listings starting at $2,999
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.