While driving our 2006 Kia Rio last week my wife noticed that the red airbag warning light stayed on while driving.
I took the car to our local Kia dealer and they told me the passanger side seat sensor is defective and needed to be replaced.
"TECH FOUND CODE B1448 OCS MAT DEFECTIVE WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE P/S FRONT SEAT BOTTOM TO RESOLVE ISSUE EST IS $871.00 WOULD HAVE TO ORDER PART"
What I don't understand is that if the problem is this airbag passanger sensor mat, then why does the orange 'passanger side airbag off' light (above the radio) turn on/off when I sit/not sit in the passanger seat?
I checked the connectors direclty under the passanger side seat and all seemd ok.
Do i really need to spend a 1/5 of the car's trade-in value just to get the airbag to operate?
btw, the car is just 3 WEEKS OUTSIDE WARRANTY
and only has 44689 miles