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Hi all, been doing a little searching and come across these forums, lots of great info here! Wondering if someone may be able to help with the following question.

I'm in New Zealand with a 2007 SX4 (parent's car rather than mine). Recently the airbag light came on out of the blue - it would flash 6 times then stay on when the car was started.

Had the ECU scanned for codes, there were a bunch of historical ones, some regarding low battery voltage so that may even be the culprit, but the one causing the airbag light to stay on was a B1094 - Passenger Side Impact-Sensor Circuit Open.

We visually checked the passenger side impact sensor, wiring was all good, no moisture around the sensor. Cleared the codes to see if they would come back, so far so good, but the airbag light does still flash 6 times when the key is turned on - is this the normal behaviour or is that indicating that there is still an issue there? So far there are no new codes. I never paid enough attention before hand to know if this has always been the case, but am more accustomed to an airbag light just coming on then off the once, not flashing.

One other thought I had was in NZ we are obviously right hand drive rather than left - I assume when we're looking at a passenger side code, this is the left hand side of the car, or is it possibly the right hand side?

Any info would be appreciated! Thanks. :)
 

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light flashing indicates an issue. Should come on solid at key on, go off after starting.

Its quite possible theres a budding fault there, but if theres no new codes i'd keep driving it. Low cranking volts can certainly cause issues, sensors are known to get moisture in them and corrode and wires can and do break inside the insulation. until it throws a code again you will be guessing.

NZ new or a pre loved import?

Which end of the country are you, i know a good ABS specialist in Chch that works wonders with the imports.
 

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In Tasman area so a wee way away from Chch. OK - thank you. I did think it was a bit odd the light was still flashing on startup.

This is an import - came into NZ in 2014. Has about 160,000 km on it currently. Will get them to keep driving it and see if the light comes on solid again and if so will scan it again.
 

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In Tasman area so a wee way away from Chch. OK - thank you. I did think it was a bit odd the light was still flashing on startup.

This is an import - came into NZ in 2014. Has about 160,000 km on it currently. Will get them to keep driving it and see if the light comes on solid again and if so will scan it again.
ok, checked, the SX4 import does a "flash" to check lamp then goes off when started, comes on solid with a fault


AIR BAG Light
This light monitors inflators, crash sensors, seat belt pretensioners, the front passenger sensing system, and corresponding electrical circuits.

This light blinks for several seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position so you can check if the light is working. The light will come on and stay on if there is a problem in the air bag system or the seat belt pretensioner system.

WARNING:

If the AIR BAG light does not blink when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position or stays on or comes on when driving, the air bag system or the seat belt pretensioner system may not work properly. Have both systems inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.


http://www.suzuguide.com/suzuki-244.html
 

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Oh great - so it probably is behaving itself (at this stage anyway).

Does the airbag light on the NZ new ones behave differently than the imports? I was finding conflicting information about it when searching online.
Thanks heaps for the info.
 

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Oh great - so it probably is behaving itself (at this stage anyway).

Does the airbag light on the NZ new ones behave differently than the imports? I was finding conflicting information about it when searching online.
Thanks heaps for the info.
nz new stay on solid until started, must remain on for a set time after start then extinguish, I'd have to get the WOf guidelines out to confirm but i think its a min of 5 or 8 seconds.

As yours is an import, the check criteria is "lamp works or flashes and extinguishes after starting"

Lamp remaining on after 10 seconds of starting the engine constitutes a fail
 
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