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Passenger Airbag OFF resolved

For anyone else with a similar problem, please read since it is a safety issue.

I am around 120 lbs and the airbag was almost always OFF for me in the passenger seat.

To make a long story short, Tesla had to replace the passenger seat with a new one from the seat factory. It had to be the exact right seat calibrated for the vehicle build.

I had to be quite persistent to get this done, but in the end I am happy and the airbag is now always ON for me.


Apr 11, 2018
San Diego
We're having the same problem in our 2021 MY. It has only intermittently detects when my wife (~100 lbs) is sitting in the passenger seat. Can you elaborate on what you had to go through to get the seat replaced and how long it took? (Time to source the seat, time the car was actually in to do the replacement, what road blocks you encountered, etc.) I have a service appointment for this in a few weeks and would like to have some knowledge of the process ahead of time.

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