Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'91 Ford Taurus, Blinking Airbag Light
Q: I just bought a used 91 Ford Taurus L in good condition with 53,000 original miles on it. I am concerned that the Airbag dash light stays blinking all the time. What could it be? The car doesn't have an Owners Manual.
- Marco L.
A: That blinking Airbag light is the Airbag computers way of telling you that there is a system problem. Also, you should know that when the Airbag warning light is blinking/flashing the Airbag system is inoperative. The computer is flashing a diagnostic code. Counting the flashes allows a technician to refer to a diagnostic procedure to aid in diagnosing and repairing the system problem. A visit to your local repair facility should provide the answer and solution to the flashing Airbag light.