GM Volt Forum banner

2012 Service Airbag Sensor

41257 Views 45 Replies 32 Participants Last post by  NateA
I am a proud Volt and Bolt owner, but recently have had an issue with my Volt. The service airbag light is on, and the dealership says that it is the passenger side seat 'passenger presence module' that needs to be replaced, at a cost of over $800. The car is a 2012 with 65k miles, so is out of warranty, but I just find it really disappointing that this kind of manufacturer issue is not covered by the manufacturer through a recall or factory warranty. This isn't an issue of routine maintenance, and the car has never been in an accident, so it just does not seem like something I should have to pay $800 for. I used to only drive Prius' and Insights, and never had any such issue with my Honda's or Toyota's. I am new to Chevy as of this year with my new bolt and used volt, and am definitely disappointed if this is the level of manufacturer quality I can expect from now on. Has any one else had a similar problem with their first gen volt, and had any luck resolving it? Thanks!
1 - 1 of 46 Posts
Make sure that you did not spill any fluids on the seat or get the seat wet. This can cause a issue with the system and will correct itself after it drys out. Not sure what codes are setting, may just need to be recalibrated. Have not seen any issues with this system on the Volt yet but any thing is possible. I have seen issues on may cars were the wiring under the seat gets pulled apart because of items under the seat hang up the wiring harness and then someone moves the seat and breaks the wiring.
1 - 1 of 46 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.