Go Back   Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum > Volvo Vehicles > Volvo S80
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to Volvo Forums!
Welcome to Volvo Forums,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Volvo Forums today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-22-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13
Default SRS airbag service urgent

Hi,

Having a problem with this SRS message. I cant get an inspection sticker until this thing is off, and its causing me massive headaches and wasted time.I searched for SRS on these forumsand read some stuff, but I have some more specifics and hopefully can get a more specific answer.

Volvo wanted $110 just to "diagnose" the problem, prolly stick the SRS reader on there or whatever, and "go from there". The light just came on out of the blue a few months ago, and I didnt think toomuch about it. So, needing the inspection sticker,I took it to a local mechanic who was going to try to clear the code for me, and gave me an estimate of 80 bucks to get the SRS code and try to reset it. He tried a few times over an hour or so timeframe, but no luck. Gave me a "discount" of 40 bucks, but also gave me the code.

His SRS reader said "SRS code 115" (may have been 1-1-5), "internal fault". I called volvo dealership back and asked them if I gave them a code they could give me an estimate. They claim they need to diagnose it themselves, which is going to set me back $110, plus the $40 I already spent, and who knows how much thereafter.

Anyways, does anyone know what the 115 code means, and/or if there are any temporary solutions to clearing the light, even if only for an hour or one start. My main concern is the inspection sticker so that I can get the registration and insurance for the car, and ill fix the actual problem later if need be.

Any help would be massively appriciated. Ive gotten great help from here before, such a good forum.

Thanks in advance.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-23-2008, 06:42 PM
tech's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 36,443
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

I will try to get info on it.
__________________
1987 Ford mustang LX Coupe 5.0
1995 Yellow T5-RM running
1996 850 turbo
1994 N/A 5-speed wagon Purple (daughters)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-23-2008, 08:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 368
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

Ok...so you're getting an airbag failure light and you'll "fix it later if need be". You bought one of the safest cars on the road and the airbags are part of the safety. There is no guarantee they will deploy with a fault code like that (internal error).

I guess, for the original $80.00 quote the local shop was giving you, why you didn't go to the dealership for $30.00 more. Its unlikely with complicated electronics like an airbag system that a local shop will be able to handle the repair, outside maybe throwing parts at it, especially with a Volvo.

I guess I'm coming of harsh, but I'd knock this one up as a lesson learned and take it to the dealership to get some real diagnostics done. There is more to providing a diagnosis then just plugging in a computer for a code.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-28-2008, 04:18 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

I dont mind your "harshness", but just to clarify a few things.

I was looking for a short term fix so I could get the inspection sticker in the next day or two. If I went to the dealership, I needed an appointment, which I could only get the next week, or drop the car off with no loaner (which I couldnt do I needed the car). I meant if there was actually a problem I would fix it when I could get around to it or drop the car off. Its not that I dont take the problem, and safety,seriously.

Second, the local guy said he would charge $80 to read and clear the SRS service light. Volvo wanted $110 just to read the SRS system, and then presumably much more to "go from there". If the local guy did what he said he would do for $80 bucks, its clearly the right move. He couldnt do what he said he could, despite trying, and cut the price.

The dealership can be very expensive, so I try to avoid them whenever I can. For example, they wanted aprx $300 bucks to change my power steering reservior. I got the parts for $65 bucks and changed it myself in less than 30 minutes, having never done it before. Surely they do it in like 15 minutes. And they want $300. They wanted $250 to change one of my tie rods, probably $500 for both of them. Never having changed a tie-rod, I bought the parts for $40 each, and changed the first one in 30 minutes and the second in 15 minutes. Saved about $400+. Surely they do it even faster. That just annoys me how much money they charge. They would probably want big bucks to replace a sensor, fix a wireor something like that. Sorry for the short rant, its just annoying they charge so much because most people cant/wont service their own cars. (PS - dont take this the wrong way, I respect mechanic's ability tremendously, I just think it can be very price for service).
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-28-2008, 04:20 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

Anyways, back on topic. Ive been busy, andstill havent remedied the problem. I cant seem to find any sort of airbag wiring/sensor charts/diagrams online, and Id like to inspect them myself before forcing myself to pay big bucks at the dealership. Might just be a bad sensor or faulty wiring that I could fix myself. If anyone has pictures or something for this it would be immensely appriciated.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-28-2008, 07:02 AM
tech's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 36,443
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

SRS-115 is a code for the SRS control module internal fault.

That means the SRS crash sensor is bad.(Usually) The crash sensor is under the center console.
But when a new one is installed software needs to be downloaded from the dealer to make it work.
__________________
1987 Ford mustang LX Coupe 5.0
1995 Yellow T5-RM running
1996 850 turbo
1994 N/A 5-speed wagon Purple (daughters)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2008, 08:59 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location:
Posts: 15
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

i had this happen to me after installing my alpine cd/mp3 deck and to get rid of the msg off the display just hit the msg button and it will take you back to how much gas you have in the car but the triangle will still be there. I took it to a volvo specialist and they charged me 30 to reprogram instead of 120 the dealer was asking for it took 5 minutes.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-11-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

Exactly my problem - had to diconnect the Centre console and radio to install a new 'Cupholder' - Silly me did not disconnect the Neg connector from the battery 1st like the install instructions said to. Now I have a nice new cupholder installed and a bright new yellow warning light and 'SRS airbag service urgent' message.

So I guess they is no easy reset and have to take the car back to the dealer eh???

Chuck
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-12-2009, 12:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 285
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

Here is a link to get the tool to clear your SRS Urgent Warning light..Great for people who forget to DIS-CONNECT the NEG side of the battery...It's a little pricey..but worth every penney...

They have a scanner here to cover almost every VOLVO out there...

http://www.alpha-bid.com/AutoScanners.html
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-13-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Default RE: SRS airbag service urgent

Thanks for the link Air Force Rascal, but which AutoScanner does the Volvo S60 Airbag Reset (there's a large assortment of scanners) - is it the PPC by BSR for Volvos? Your right $190 is a bit steep but I'm sure this scanner will pay for itself in no time ;o)

Cheers,
Chuck
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 08:18 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2004, 2006, airbag, light, message, resetting, s40, s60, s90, sensor, service, srs, urgent, volvo, xc90


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.
© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.
Secure Backup