This is a discussion on 2015 STI - Passenger Airbag Warning Issues within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Cee I'm 90% sure you're messing with me. For now I'll just leave my passenger seat plugged ...
I know this is a few months late, but I just found this article. Not sure if it applies to 2015 STI or not. I was on the way to work this morning and had a bag of popcorn balls in the seat and the sensor went off. The bag weighed all of 2 pounds at the most. My first thought was there was something wrong with the sensor. Turns out (if this article is correct), Subaru uses Electrostatic Capacitance Sensor ODS, not weight. Apparently, my balls were electric.
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The same sensor is in my '14 forester as in the '15 WRX/STIs. It's not the weight triggering it, it's the frequency of your cellphone/ipad. I have to make a conscious effort not to put my phone of my passenger and keep it in the cupholder. I contacted SOA about it and they said they are aware of it and there really isn't a fix.
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Is there any way to disable the airbag light in the dash, aside from removing the bulb? That orange light does NOT look good next to all the blue, red, and white lights all across the dash.