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Re: Audi recalls 900,000 cars!! (airbags)

Ok, everyone, put on your thinking hats. Audi has announced an airbag recall.
The back of my passenger visor recommends that my airbag be replaced in August
of 2001  (10 years from the date of manufacture). I seem to recall that the
reason for replacing the airbag after 10 years has to do with the breakdown of
the airbag material. Does anyone know if this is true? I'd like to think that
this airbag recall is going to buy me another 6 years of avoiding what I expect
will be a very expensive airbag operation (dealerships say, "cha-ching!").

BTW, Jim, I love your idea of a steering wheel upgrade, let us know if you find
out anything. In the meantime, I'll call around to the area Audi dealerships
(Clair, Rietzl, Bernardi, etc) and see if they'll be flexible (have I lost my
mind?) to that end... I wouldn't mind a thicker steering wheel rim.

Sean Ford
sean@nwh.org                       '92 Audi 100CS 5spd 28K mi
Newton-Wellesley Hospital      '89 Suzuki Katana 600 14K mi
Newton, MA  02162 (USA)      http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/5528

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Griffin <JGriff@pobox.com>

>At 04:33 PM 10/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>check out http://www.cnnfn.com/hotstories/companies/wires/9710/10/audi_wg/
>Hmm... I think this applies to my car... so I guess I'll wait and see if I get
a notice. I wonder if I >can get them to install (probably at an additional
cost, of course) that wonderful three spoke >sport rim available in the A4 (you
know, the one that options for $150.00), as an upgrade to my >"basic" steering
wheel with airbag? That would surely be nice...