[200q20v] Introduction (long)

David Priebe dpriebe at dpriebe.seanet.com
Thu Feb 8 14:01:02 EST 2001

Thanks for the advice about the airbag light. It sounds like an improper fix
of the airbag sensor has happened to a number of listers. I'll have to watch
for it. I generally never take any of my cars to the dealer. I am sometimes
truly amazed that some people are willing to pay double for inferior work
done at the dealer when compared to independent shops that can sometimes get
parts for much cheaper and who must rely on building customer satisfaction
through their work, and not car sales.

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: David Priebe <dpriebe at dpriebe.seanet.com>; 200q20v at audifans.com
<200q20v at audifans.com>
Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 1:03 PM
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
>>taken care of there. Is there anything else that I should have them look
>>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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