[200q20v] Airbag light
C1J1Miller at aol.com
C1J1Miller at aol.com
Tue Feb 20 10:25:47 EST 2001
(no airbag listed...)
"NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 97V172000
Component: INTERIOR SYSTEMS:PASSIVE RESTRAINT:AIR BAG IMPACT SENSOR
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Mfg. Campaign #: KF
Potential Number of Units Affected: 54800
Manufactured From: SEP 1988 To: JUL 1993
Year of Recall: '97
Type of Report: Vehicle
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. Some air bag sensors do not comply with Audi's durability standards over the lifetime of the vehicle.
In the event the sensor should malfunction, the air bag restraint system can inadvertently deploy. Deployment of the air bag restraint system without
warning could cause a driver to lose vehicle control.
Dealers will replace the air bag sensor control module. Owner notification began October 13, 1997. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized
dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. Also
contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393."
In a message dated Tue, 20 Feb 2001 10:19:50 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Sylvester, Mike" <Mike.Sylvester at sycamorenet.com> writes:
<< Prior to making the appointment, I had them check on the airbag recall.
Their response was "There are no open recalls on that car" meaning my VIN.
If the recall has been done, I would have preferred them saying "Yes, the
recall was one on 11/2/99".
When was this recall campaign launched? If I knew that, I might be able to
deduce if it was even possible.
From: C1J1Miller at aol.com [mailto:C1J1Miller at aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 10:12 AM
To: pjrose at frontiernet.net; mike.sylvester at sycamorenet.com;
200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Airbag light
I haven't used Park in years...
First, they'll check to see that the airbag recall has been completed.
Then, they'll probably check the stored codes, if any, from the new control
I've heard that they can adjust the sensitivity of the unit, but also heard
from others that they'll just recommend replacing the clock spring (for
several hundred $$$).
Hope they can just adjust the monitor unit.
If the light goes out, it should be working (after the 2 minutes... don't
get into an accident in the first 2 minutes, I guess).
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