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Seat Belt Indicator & Passenger air bag light on SLK350 2006

I have a 2006 SLK350
When I start the engine, everything lights and beeps.. then it's ready to go.
However, The seat belt notification light doesn't come on or beep when
I don't buckle my seatbelt... Even after I drive..
Also the Passenger airbag light doesn't come on (to show it's off) if no one is sitting in the passenger seat, nor does it come on when someone is sitting
on the seat (to show it's On).

I took it into the Mercedes dealer to get it fixed..
They told me it's 'Normal'.. And that they've tested two other cars of the
same model/year and it does the same thing.
I then tested the 07' and 08' models and all the lights and beeping sounds
do what it's Supposed to do.

I don't believe it's a 'Normal' thing for the Seatbelt light to not flash or beep if I don't buckle up.. And I don't believe that the passenger air bag light doesn't lite up when no one is in the seat..

If anyone HAS a 2006 model, please let me know if yours is doing the same thing.. just for the peace of mind to drive and feel safe that all the Security functions are working properly.

Thanks.
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The seat belt warning tone can be switched off by star diagnosis, perhaps that has been done to your car and the other one the dealer referred to?

In my car the SRS indicator, as others, turn on shortly when switching ignition on (showing they are OK) but no (passenger) SRS light comes on if there is no passenger sitting on the other front seat. Only if there is a child seat at the front that switches the front air bag off, an indicator comes on.

There is a sensor on the passenger seat, the passenger air bag would not operate in an accident if there was nobody sitting on the seat. But this does not need any (disturbing) indicator.

Perhaps the SLK is different from my cars though.

I wonder how this dealer fixes issues that are common on all cars of one specific type, if they always refer that a similar car behaves the same way?
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