airbag replacement

Henry A Harper III hah at
Tue Jul 22 13:26:08 EDT 2003

Jim, Audi has retroactively extended the "deadline" to 15 years, I have
read somewhere, so that gives you another couple years to come up with the
$$$$ (guessing $1k+) for replacement if you want to do that. Haven't heard
of anyone doing pre-emptive replacement of airbag modules - what do you
think about that, Bernie?

I think the story is, "we're pretty sure it will work ok for ten years no
fifteen years, but not sure what will happen after that, might work, might
not, just dunno, not enough data so no guarantee"...also I think the airbag
control module replacement/recall campaign was intended to extend service
life as well.

Henry Harper hah at
1991 200 quattro, 119.9k
1988 GTI 16v, 237k

On Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:54 AM, Jim Sayegh [SMTP:jsayegh1 at]
> Flipped down my visor to shield against the summer sun and noticed a
> warning label saying that the airbag must be replaced within ten years
> of manufacture.  Missed that deadline by a few years.
> What's the story with this?  Will it fail to deploy?  Anyone have an
> idea of the cost?
> Jim Sayegh
> '91 TQA 20v
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