Kia Sorento 2005 Airbag issues
I have a Kia Sorento 2005. Took it to the dealer that provides Kia service. Airbag light is on, also passengerís light (which indicates that airbag is off) is on. About a month ago both lights came on, dealer repaired the cable that connects the passenger seat to the airbag (it was broken). Lights went off, but after 2 weeks they came on again. Dealer now says the mat (sensor inside the seat) on the passengerís seat, is defective and needs to be replaced, at a cost of $2,700. Funny thing is that while the driverís airbag is OK, it wonít work either because the computer/module indicates an error code that cannot be cleared. A couple of questions :
1. Where I could get the mat (sensor) at a better price ($2,700 for a sensor, for a 5 year vehicle is too expensive)?
2. If I donít replace the mat on the passengerís seat, is there anyway to rewire the passengerís airbag so it works (like the old cars where passenger airbag opened regardless if no one was sitting on the passengerís seat - apparently there was no sensor on passenger's seat)? If answer is no, can at least the driverís airbag be made to work?
Thanks for your help.
Last edited by ahpitre; 03-25-2010 at 04:37 PM.