Crash sensors and replacing after a minor crash

Most vehicles have crash or impact sensors built into the bodywork all around the car. These sensors are a common thing that most body shops and post-collision shops frequently have to change. However, what if you were in a minor accident?

If the sensor was not hit then this is not an issue and is nothing to worry about. However, if the sensor was hit even lightly then this is a different story. Here are a few situations that you may be in after something like this happens to you.

  1. Replacing the impact sensor.
  2. Repairing or replacing wiring harness to the impact sensor
  3. Resetting impact or crash codes from SRS Module.

Cost of replacing impact sensors

Most know that the sensor will need to be replaced however heavily underestimate the cost. Depending on the make and model the price will vary; Some can be found for around $50-$100 on the low end, and some can go up over $200.

Do I need to replace the impact sensors?

If the impact sensors appears to have no damage on it, then there should be no reason to replace it. Double check by getting the vehicle scanned and check to see if you have an impact sensor code.

How to reset the impact or crash codes?

The impact or crash codes sometimes are not able to be reset with a scanner tool.

If the impact sensor has been replaced and you still have an impact crash sensor code, then the SRS airbag module will have to be reset.