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Wife's 2008 Accent automatic, 112K. No other problems or codes (that I can see).

The red airbag light on the dash between the speedo & tach energizes at engine start, goes off for 2~3 seconds then energizes again for the duration of the run.

I've read much about needing to go to a dealer to have the code read, which I have not yet done.

While researching the airbag light issue, I came across this:

"Hyundai service bulletin 17-BE-002-1
Hyundai has issued a service bulletin to address a faulty OCS sensor mat on 2006-2011 Hyundai Accent vehicles. Hyundai is extending the warranty on this component for 15 years with unlimited mileage. Hyundai also refers to the OCS sensor mat as an electric field sensor.

Before replacing the sensor, be aware that if these items are left on the passenger seat or in the seatback pocket, they can cause a false airbag code B1447

• Cellular phones • Laptop Computers • Inverters • DVD Players • Radio Transmitters • GPS Navigation systems • Satellite Radio Systems

Liquid spills on the seat cushion can also cause a false B1447 code.

Verify that the seat cushion fabric and foam are dry before replacing the OCS mat.

Verify that nearby electronic devices are turned off before replacing the OCS mat."
B1448 Airbag light on Hyundai Accent ? Ricks Free Auto Repair Advice Ricks Free Auto Repair Advice | Automotive Repair Tips and How-To

Can any of the Techs here on the forum confirm the accuracy of this warranty extension?


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