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My Airbag warning light starting blinking while driving. Took it to the dealer and they found Code B 0138. Said that it was the Drivers Side Seatbelt Pretensioner. Had it replaced for $465.00. Worked for about 500 miles then started blinking again. Took it back to the dealer and they said that I needed the part anyway and they would have to dig deeper to find the next problem. My question is, will the airbags stlll deploy if needed if the light is blinking? I know that they will not if the light is on solid. I don't know how far and expensive this could get but if I still have airbags that will work, that is my concern.

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My Airbag warning light starting blinking while driving. Took it to the dealer and they found Code B 0138. Said that it was the Drivers Side Seatbelt Pretensioner. Had it replaced for $465.00. Worked for about 500 miles then started blinking again. Took it back to the dealer and they said that I needed the part anyway and they would have to dig deeper to find the next problem. My question is, will the airbags stlll deploy if needed if the light is blinking? I know that they will not if the light is on solid. I don't know how far and expensive this could get but if I still have airbags that will work, that is my concern.

Thanks :)

If I were a betting man I'd say it didn't need your $465. pre tensioner. That may be the code that they got so they replaced the part and reset the light and it took it 500 miles to come on again. That doesn't mean that part was bad. The fact that the light came on again says the actual problem was something else (that you still have). When an airbag light blinks, at least with most cars, you can count the blinks and the space and the 2nd blinks and that will give you a 2 digit number that tells you what the problem is. Trouble codes DO NOT ALWAYS tell you what the actual problem is. It takes a GOOD tech to sort the actual problem out even with the the TC's. Sometimes you have to clear the codes and see what the code shows when it 1st. pops up again. Codes are many times only a sign post pointing the general direction and not the brain surgeon that does the work.

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