These are the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Air Bag Indicator symbols. Either of these warning lights indicate that a problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible. The picture symbol has been described as a beach ball on a lap.
In most later-model vehicles, the picture symbol replaces the original text symbol, shown to the left. This was likely done to help non English-speaking motorists. Older vehicles used the simple Supplemental Restraint System acronym, SRS. And there’s still another…
Yet another version, used by some European manufacturers, is a simple Air Bag text symbol, as shown at left. All versions warn of a failure in one of the air bags, which can only be repaired by your dealer or authorized service center.
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