I think you may have a problem with the air bag. There is a recall on 05+ Pathfinders for a crash sensor where when it gets too rusty, the light or bag will not work properly. Can't remember the exact issue is, but, the light should always remain off unless it senses a child (by weight) is sitting there.05pathymississippi wrote:Hi All. New member here. I find this place so useful. I just purchased a 2005 Pathfinder about 3 weeks ago. I got paranoid about the radiator trans cooler so I've already replaced the radiator with an aftermarket unit. I have the rear cupholder issue as well and will be fixing that soon with a new one from Courtesy Parts. However, I do have one problem that I've noticed. When I am alone in the vehicle, the Passenger Airbag Off light stays illuminated. When my wife sits in the passenger seat, the light will go off like the airbag is now activated. I am wondering if I have a problem what the airbag weight sensor on that side or if that light is supposed to be on when nobody sits in that seat. I have placed a heavy book in the seat and the light stays on just like it should. When someone sits in it with the right weight the light goes off. Any suggestions???
You are correct, light on=no one in seat=deactivated, light off=someone sitting or something 75lbs or bigger on seat=activated.me&pathy wrote:i thought the light comes on if no one is in the seat or if a child is in the seat. And once some one over a certain weight sits in it the light goes off indicating that the passenger air bag is on.
that sounds about right same in the g35 and the matrixxd9-g19 wrote:You are correct, light on=no one in seat=deactivated, light off=someone sitting or something 75lbs or bigger on seat=activated.me&pathy wrote:i thought the light comes on if no one is in the seat or if a child is in the seat. And once some one over a certain weight sits in it the light goes off indicating that the passenger air bag is on.
Note-im only assuming 75lbs cause its the same in my I370/chevey colorado.
The light should be off when someone of sufficient weight is sitting in the seat.curt.beggs wrote:Hi Guys,
I have developed a similar problem, but more odd. Sometime the light is on (when no one is sitting in the front seat) and sometimes it is off. It is never illuminated when someone is sitting in the passenger seat....but it varies from on or off when no one is sitting in the passenger seat. Is this normal? What do yours do?
Whatever happened with this....did they fix it? The airbag light in my speedo console just started flashing yesterday regardless of whether someone is sitting in the passenger seat or not.canadasnow wrote:that what i thought a recall is a recall regardless...odd.. there telling me the air-bag light has to be 'on' for them to change it out?? i might call Nissan direct to see if they can put some pressure on them. thanks for the help. Now i know my local dealership sucks