[200q20v] Airbag Light on Too Long

Steve Bednarski stevebednarski at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 6 20:07:05 EST 2001

Hello Phil,

The airbag light in my 1991 TQW stays on too long.  The prior owner had the
airbag sensor recall done.

What causes the light to stay on too long after the update?


-----Original Message-----
From:	200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Phil Rose
Sent:	Tuesday, February 06, 2001 4:11 PM
To:	David Priebe; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject:	Re: [200q20v] Introduction (long)

At 3:39 PM -0800 2/5/01, David Priebe wrote:
>I'm taking the car into University VW/Audi to have the airbag sensor recall
>taken care of there. Is there anything else that I should have them look at
>that only a dealer would be the appropriate place to have checked?

Take care to observe how long the airbag's red dashlight will remain
lighted (when you start the car) after the recall work is done. It's
not uncommon for the airbag light to begin staying lit for an
excessive period (much more than the normal 10 seconds) after the
recall work is done. This should be corrected by your dealer if it
happens, since the airbag is non-functional while the light remains

Since your car is not under warrantee, there's probably nothing for
which the dealer is "the appropriate place to have checked", unless
you're comfortable with bending waaay over. You'd be well advised to
find a competent _independent_ Audi shop in your area. I'm sure other
listers can make suggestions.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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