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Re: airbag light/ recall
I too had this work done recently on my V8Q and am experiencing the
same delay on the light. I haven't timed it but I usually get a block
or more from home in the morning before it goes out. As with you, the
dealer said "it's normal". I checked out the original owners manual
and it says 10 seconds.
I suspect it is scrutinizing the sensors but can't back that up...
Jon Tessman Houston,Tx
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Subject: airbag light/ recall
Author: Phil Rose <email@example.com> at ENRON-Internet
Date: 4/12/98 11:18 AM
Late last year, the PO of my '91 200q had the airbag-recall work performed
at Morong-Falmouth Audi in Maine. Soon afterwards, he brought the vehicle
back complaining that the airbag (instr. panel) light remained lit more
than 2 minutes after the engine is started. The Audi dealer inspected and
evidently felt that all was OK. No repair was done or suggested. I've timed
it, and the light stays on for close to 2.5 minutes--very consistently.
Have any others experienced this excessive airbag-light-time happening
after the recall work was done? I'm certain that it does not indicate a
properly functioning system--at least not according to previous standards.
I wonder if it means anything other than that the airbag is not armed
during that (light-on) interval?
BTW, Morong Audi technicians don't exactly inspire confidence: they
stated--on a '91 200q repair order--that they replaced sparkplugs for
cylinders 4, 5 and 6.
(Is there an extra "g" in that dealer's name?)
Phil Rose Rochester, NY
'91 200q firstname.lastname@example.org