Is Passenger Airbag missing? - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 3 Old 08-09-14 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
emre2blue's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Turkey
County: Istanbul
Posts: 299
Is Passenger Airbag missing?


One of my friend look the airbag side and told me that I may have a missing airbag on passenger side. Because I bought this car in second hand. I'm the second owner of the car. And I know the first owner hit a dog. And he changed the windshield glass, and the front bumper. I don't know if he replaced airbags or if he needed to ? My friend told me that if the airbag goes off, they replace it with a resistor match with the circuit of the airbag. And ECU does not understand if there is an airbag fault in the system. Should I call him? or is it easy to look at to passenger airbag. What should I do before I go to a mechanic?
emre2blue is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Smitten with the Busso
AO Silver Member
Alfadisiac's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Wrexham
Posts: 1,282
If the airbag has gone off then you will have needed a new dash board too as it comes through a weakend split which you can't see...
I don't think your friend knows what he is on about and is trying to put you off alfa ownership.
I've NEVER heard of anyone putting a resistor in to fool the ECU into thinking an airbag is there!?!?

Hitting a dog is very unlikely to have caused the airbag to have gone off anyway.
The fact you were told it had a replaced window and bumper says to me that they were honest so that will be the only damage, unless they hit a Great Dane, which would have then probably wrote the car off and give the dog a bruise

Don't worry about it, but if you want to make double sure then either go to a garage and ask to check it's there, or wait a while on here and I'm sure somebody will know how to get access to the airbag to check it's there. I personally don't have a clue, and i don't need to know

Alfas don't break down..... They stop to be admired

Alfas don't leak oil.... They are marking their territory
Alfadisiac is offline  
(Post Link) post #3 of 3 Old 08-09-14 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
emre2blue's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Turkey
County: Istanbul
Posts: 299
Ohh, If I had time today I will go to mechanic. I wish he is not busy much, so I can talk to him. But If you know anything about it please share with me.
emre2blue is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider

airbag , missing , passenger

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome