On some vehicles if the seat belt is fastened but the weight in the seat isn't sufficient, it turns the airbag off. Have you tried that? Is there any weight in the seat or is it all hanging off the backrest ?
If the alarm goes off that means air bag is active and detects weight this is after you are bucked in.
I am reading the manual right now and it says "The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
are certified to the Federal regulations for Advanced Air Bags.
So I do not think they will go off on the way we have it set. BUT "do not think" is not a good positive
answer. I am just as concerned as you are.
Going to look up "Federal regulations for advance airbags" and see what I can find. I was looking in the manual
and it does not say anything about this. Keep searching and I will do the same.
13. How does sensor technology classify the type of occupant?
Most occupant classification systems in use today classify the occupant based upon weight. Occupant weight (sensed weight) is determined using pressure sensors in the seat cushion, weight sensors between the seat and the floor and/or by measuring seat belt tension.
As an additional way of classifying an occupant, other technologies are becoming available that can help the advanced frontal air bag system recognize the pressure profile on the seat bottom, such as pattern recognition technologies. Still more sophisticated systems utilize optical, infrared, ultrasonic or electric field sensors to classify the occupant type. Check your owner's manual or contact your vehicle's manufacturer to determine what type of occupant classification technology you may have in your vehicle.
Had the dual passenger seat arrangement, which did not let me access the back area..., So ordered a single bucket seat from dealership, got it installed in place of dual seat, but they said that they could not figure out the electrical connections...! the result was that the air bags system was not operable for all seats, including the driver seat.
So out of dealership now and trying to figure out how to trick the onboard computer into “thinking” that the seat is there! We ordered 2 parts online:
- Sensor Occupant Detection Part#68237023AA with white connector (you have to match the color of the connector, mine was white, for 2017 1500PM - but it also comes in black which is a different part number)
- Buckle Assembly, RIGHT Part#5RM76JXWAA with YELLOW connector.
The SOD is about $85 and theBuckle Assembly is about $180 from online dealership ordering.
We have not received the 2 parts yet but hoping that plugging those 2 parts through their respective connectors should make the computer think that the seats are there..., of course, you need to leave the hardware attached, may be wrapped in bubble wrap, under the seat...
Will let you know how this work..., jcrrd