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Re: airbag, Dealer scam or Dead bag. Was: One Hot V8
In a message dated 11/18/99 8:10:53 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> They'll just claim that the airbag unit was defective before, and
> that the new controller discovered it.
> For the 1991 cars, the recall was for the acceleration sensor;
> apparently, it ages "funny" and becomes more sensitive over time. I
> have no idea if this is the same recall. I suspect that the airbag
> system was updated between 1989 and 1991.
> I do agree with Andrew on the bulb. Don't disable the light; that
> light is on for a reason. I would be very surprised if the airbag
> doesn't go into a fail-safe(ie, OFF) mode upon any error, so you
> basically have an airbag-less car right now.
I have to agree with Brett that they have no incentive to have a rep come
look at my car. But I am still faced with a 900 dollar bag replacement. I
fully understand that an airbag is supposed to save me if I get into an
impact, but now the light is on, I fear for the worst. Its like having a
shotgun aiming at your chest. Any suggestions? Thanks for the input so far.
Feeling like a 'riceboy'(jap cars) with his chair leaned far far back,