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I have a 2008 Malibu LT2 4cyl. 5000 miles. In the last week the air bag symbol and airbag service light readout has come on and has been staying on. In checking the car out before calling the dealership I found that the manual passenger seat must have a short in the wiring for airbag system. If I move the seat back and forth on the rail adjustment I can get the light to go out. All the wiring seem or appears fine, plugs are all connected, but I am sure there must be a short or pinch in the wire harness there somewhere. Just an FYI to check this if anyone else comes across the same problem. I will be making a service appointment for a permanent fix.
 

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I had the same problem with mine. I would move the wires under the drivers seat and it would go away. I told the tech that something was probably wrong with the wires. It turned out to be a faulty airbag module. He told me that it was just a fluke that it went out when I moved the wires. It's being replaced under warranty. I'm a little disappointed that the car only has 21,000 miles on it and is starting to have problems. Little things here and there keep popping up. It's a 2009 LS.
 

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I have a 2010 1LT with the same problem. The car is at the dealer for this problem for the third time. The first time they told me it was because the scale module in the passenger seat needed to be reset and recalibrate. I picked the car up got a half mile down the road and the light and message came back on. I turned around went back to the dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong, there was no error code stored. It was fine for about two weeks then airbag light and message are back on. Got a call from the dealer last night they scanned for codes and it gave them one, the tech went to work on something else comes back to my car and scans for codes again and there is nothing. He did not clear the code, it is just gone. They are working with GM Tech Support on the issue. We have had nothing but problems this car. We have had it for two months and it has been back to the dealer 4 times for repairs.
 

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Heard from the dealer last night. Drivers side air bag module and connector need to be replaced. Both parts are back ordered.
 

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There is a problem. I have had this problem 3 times now. The service airbag light came on so we took it to the dealership and they said there was nothing wrong with it, they said it was just a code that made the light come on. Then after we left with our car it came right back on. We called the dealership, took it back and they said that they needed to put grease on the electrical connection for the airbags, when they made the car they forgot to add this and it causes the airbags to disconnect. This goes for ALL 2010 malibus. Well it has been fine for a while and then all of a sudden the service airbag light came on again yesterday. We called the dealership and took the car back and they told us that this is a big problem now. and the people who actually made the electrical system for the airbags is TOYOTA. so they are going to try and find out what is going on and how they can fix this. SO I SUGGEST EVERYONE HAVING THIS PROBLEM SHOULD TAKE YOUR CAR BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR SERVICE. THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM.
Thank goodness we are still under warranty.
 

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I had the same problem with my 2010 Malibu. The car did not set a code at first. It took five visits to the dealer to solve the problem. On the second visit they ordered (took three days and the factory sent the wrong unit the first time) and replaces the module that does the scanning and sets codes. When it happen again they found a code that said the side airbag was defective. They had to order the new airbag that took five days to get in. The problem is finally solved.
 

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I've had my 2010 Malibu LTZ for 2 weeks. I bought it with 5500 miles on it. The air bag service light is on and stays on. I am taking it in for service. Tell me your story on this issue and I will answer with mine. I am hoping mine will be a good story. More later.
 

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I've had my 2010 Malibu LTZ for 2 weeks. I bought it with 5500 miles on it. The air bag service light is on and stays on. I am taking it in for service. Tell me your story on this issue and I will answer with mine. I am hoping mine will be a good story. More later.
It was pretty common, they just have to order a part to fix it. The airbags are fine, it is just the light.
 

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I am having the same problem on my 2007 Malibu LS! Just started yesterday.
When I start the car, the "service airbag" light goes on. After a while it will be off, and then on. Again and again.
Unfortunately, my warranty just expired last month!
Can someone give me some suggestions about how to fix it?
 

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Mine had this problem on the test-drive. The dealer just mentioned that it must need a code clearing from a previous jump (having been a '10 sitting on the lot for a few weeks).

After signing my papers and waiting for the car to come out of clean-up, (Wednesday of this week, mind you) they got the call that it would need a sensor replacement, and that I would need a loaner car. I'm driving around in a 2LT (not bad) in colors I didn't choose, with options missing, and I have never driven my car under my ownership.

Supposedly, my car will be ready on Tuesday, but they're not sure, since they're waiting on a part. I guess from the looks of things, airbag parts for the new 'Bu are going to take a while.

I just hope I get the car I picked out within a reasonable time, or I'll be asking for a dealer exchange for a working model, since I've never taken delivery.

Hats off to Kerry Chevrolet in Alexandria, KY for being so great and providing me a brand-new closely-specc'ed loaner while they make it right. (here's hoping, anyway...)
 

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Mine had this problem on the test-drive. The dealer just mentioned that it must need a code clearing from a previous jump (having been a '10 sitting on the lot for a few weeks).

After signing my papers and waiting for the car to come out of clean-up, (Wednesday of this week, mind you) they got the call that it would need a sensor replacement, and that I would need a loaner car. I'm driving around in a 2LT (not bad) in colors I didn't choose, with options missing, and I have never driven my car under my ownership.

Supposedly, my car will be ready on Tuesday, but they're not sure, since they're waiting on a part. I guess from the looks of things, airbag parts for the new 'Bu are going to take a while.

I just hope I get the car I picked out within a reasonable time, or I'll be asking for a dealer exchange for a working model, since I've never taken delivery.

Hats off to Kerry Chevrolet in Alexandria, KY for being so great and providing me a brand-new closely-specc'ed loaner while they make it right. (here's hoping, anyway...)

I took my LTZ Black Granite on Monday because the service air bag light was on. The dealer took me home. Very nice. They called shortly after and said it was a connector and would order the part. The dealer picked me (young lady) up again to get my car. I thought it was great "sucking up" (from the movie Pretty Woman) for future service calls. The loaner car is a nice touch to. I am driving my car until the part comes in. It should be repaired this week.
 

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So, they're letting you drive your car while a safety item is not functioning properly? If that's the case then they're taking a HUGE risk!

I saw the movie a long time ago and don't remember the details so well. Share a little more about it???
 

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So, they're letting you drive your car while a safety item is not functioning properly? If that's the case then they're taking a HUGE risk!

I saw the movie a long time ago and don't remember the details so well. Share a little more about it???
I gotta go with Daily on this one - If a safety system in malfunctioning, the dealer should keep the car until repaired, and as the GM warranty states, any Goodwrench authorized service center should and WILL provide you with a rental for any repair that requires the vehicle to be kept overnight.

I'd call your dealer up and get them back in suck-up mode.
 

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So am I taking a risk driving my car? That is not sucking up mode to me. Will the air bags work if there is a malfunction in the electronics? Will the air bags dispurse when I do not want them to? I will call them in the morning. What is the movie?
 

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So am I taking a risk driving my car? That is not sucking up mode to me. Will the air bags work if there is a malfunction in the electronics? Will the air bags dispurse when I do not want them to? I will call them in the morning. What is the movie?
The movie is the one you mentioned in your post. (Pretty Woman)

Yes, you are taking a risk driving the car with the air bag light on. When it's on the air bags aren't supposed to deploy, so if you're in an accident they won't be there to help protect you. Since it's under warranty, and if there's any chance at all that the safety systems are not 100%, the dealership has laid themselves open to a lawsuit. (This is not legal advice.)

So long as the air bag light is on, or comes on at any time while driving, then if I were you I'd call the dealership and calmly ask them to send a tow truck for you and the car and to have a loaner car readied for you. If the light is not on (except for system diagnosis immediately after starting) then you might be safe, but again, this is not legal advice. It's your decision.

I think everyone who ends up reading this thread will just be blown away by a service department deciding to order a part for a safety system malfunction while letting the owner drive away! If you like to have a good time then you might want to ask them to share the drugs they've been taking! WTF are they thinking??? Oh, my bad, they aren't thinking!

The "sucking up mode" that Gadget (is he Mr. Gadget's son? Hmmm.) speaks of is the dealership sucking up to you, trying to make up for such a huge goof! Since you indicate that you're a young lady then it's not beyond most males to want to fall all over themselves to get some of your attention, so you'll have to separate that from the "sucking up" that they would need to do even for an old fart.
 

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The movie is the one you mentioned in your post. (Pretty Woman)

Yes, you are taking a risk driving the car with the air bag light on. When it's on the air bags aren't supposed to deploy, so if you're in an accident they won't be there to help protect you. Since it's under warranty, and if there's any chance at all that the safety systems are not 100%, the dealership has laid themselves open to a lawsuit. (This is not legal advice.)

So long as the air bag light is on, or comes on at any time while driving, then if I were you I'd call the dealership and calmly ask them to send a tow truck for you and the car and to have a loaner car readied for you. If the light is not on (except for system diagnosis immediately after starting) then you might be safe, but again, this is not legal advice. It's your decision.

I think everyone who ends up reading this thread will just be blown away by a service department deciding to order a part for a safety system malfunction while letting the owner drive away! If you like to have a good time then you might want to ask them to share the drugs they've been taking! WTF are they thinking??? Oh, my bad, they aren't thinking!

The "sucking up mode" that Gadget (is he Mr. Gadget's son? Hmmm.) speaks of is the dealership sucking up to you, trying to make up for such a huge goof! Since you indicate that you're a young lady then it's not beyond most males to want to fall all over themselves to get some of your attention, so you'll have to separate that from the "sucking up" that they would need to do even for an old fart.

i agree.. the malibu is my wifes dd and they tried to make her take it till the part came too untill i took her down there and nicely explained to them that i wasnt gonna let my wife and 2 kids drive in a car with the air bag light on. they gave us a shitty lil cobalt but hey they rectified their mistakes at least:)
 

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i agree.. the malibu is my wifes dd and they tried to make her take it till the part came too untill i took her down there and nicely explained to them that i wasnt gonna let my wife and 2 kids drive in a car with the air bag light on. they gave us a shitty lil cobalt but hey they rectified their mistakes at least:)
Today is Friday and I had an appointment to have the connector repaired on my car. I agree with all of you that this was a safety issue and they should have kept the car. I hope this is the last safety issue I have. If not, I will not accept the car until it is repaired. Thank you for your insight on this issue.
 

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Had the intermittant problem. Got my car back from the dealer. Reads: Found codes, B0014 and B0400. SIR connectors are defective. Replaced SIR connectors per Bulletin # 10-09-41-002.

Can anyone give the details of this bulletin? Also, what and where are the SIR connectors located?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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