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Tue Jul 22 13:09:02 EDT 2003
> From: Henry A Harper III <hah at alumni.rice.edu>
> Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 12:26:08 -0600
> To: 'Jim Sayegh' <jsayegh1 at optonline.net>, "200q20v at audifans.com"
> <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: RE: airbag replacement
> 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?
Lets push the concept, to help satisfy those needing to replace something.
> 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.
Wishfull thinking Hank, Audi do something without direct economic gain, No
> Henry Harper
> http://www.henry-harper.com hah at alumni.rice.edu
> 1991 200 quattro, 119.9k
> 1988 GTI 16v, 237k
> On Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:54 AM, Jim Sayegh [SMTP:jsayegh1 at optonline.net]
>> 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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