How I fixed the airbag warning light problem
A few days after purchasing my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, I was driving home from work. I had placed a bunch of stuff in the front passenger seat (approximately 20-30 lb.). About a mile or two down the road, the airbag warning light came on. I pulled over to the side of the road, and read the manual. All it said was to take the vehicle to the Stealer (Dealer) and have them run diagnostics. When I got home, I started to do some digging around the internet; I concluded that the problem had to do with the weight sensor in the seat. The sensor attempts to determine if a child is sitting in the front seat based upon weight; if the sensor thinks a child is sitting there, the airbags are disabled! After reading this information online, I went out to my Jeep and started it with NOTHING in the front seat - and the airbag warning light was no longer on! Since that day, I've found that the airbag warning light only displays if there are objects of a certain weight in the seat. So, before you get too fancy in your troubleshooting, try to determine if your situation is similar to mine!