A: On your wife’s car, she had a momentary issue with a circuit for her air bags. It could be anything from a dirty ground to a wet relay or a crash sensor issue. The problem with the ’94 cars were their computers. They were not close to being as sophisticated as the computers in today’s cars. Once the light went out, the memory of the code is gone. If the light comes on when you turn the key or start the engine and goes out within five seconds of starting, then the air-bag system is working now.
Car Care Tip: Your car has system lights on the dashboard. When you turn on your key, before you start your engine, make sure they are all lit. A system that has a light out may be malfunctioning.
Larry Rubenstein is a master technician who owns a North Shore service station. His column appears every Saturday. Write to Larry at The Salem News, c/o Auto Scanner, 32 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 01915, or send an email to email@example.com.