My wife's Pontiac Vibe is affected by the deadly passenger-side airbag recall. We received a letter months ago advising us that there are no replacement parts available. Until there are, we're supposed to avoid sitting in the front passenger seat.
The vehicle also has an extremely sensitive passenger seat switch. Something as light as a purse can activate the fasten seat belt alarm. The alarm goes off after driving for a few minutes, which creates a dangerous distraction.
For both of these reasons, I'm considering disconnecting the seat switch. Would this disable the airbag? Is there any reason not to do this?