Airbags and Euros

Phil Rose pjrose at
Mon Sep 20 21:24:28 EDT 2004

At 9:03 PM -0400 9/20/04, SuffolkD at wrote:
>There's an airbag recall campaign for the 200 20V?  
>IS it a replacement or check?

That was a 1997-98 campaign. It involved controller changes, not 
airbag replacement.
>In the classified are a set of Euros.  
>Do they have the tabs needed that you noticed missing on another set?

The mounting brackets are shown (i.e., are present) in the Audifans 
Marketplace photo (I assume it's the one you refer to). This same guy 
( advertised a similar set of euros (using the very 
same photo) on eBay a couple of weeks ago, but then withdrew the 
auction because of some unspecified "error" in the listing.


>-Scott by BOSTON
>>From: Phil Rose <>
>>Subject: Re: Airbag light
>>At 3:58 PM -0400 9/20/04, Mark Trank wrote:
>>>Recently the airbag light on my 200 has come on....It stays on after initial
>>>start-up, stays on for a minute or two and then goes out.  Other than
>>>running code, any initial ideas as to what the problem might be?  Thanks,
>>A well-known issue (I guess not so well-known as I thought) and
>>dozens of postings about it during the past few years. It's a common
>>problem on these cars _after_ having the airbag recall done. One
>>downside of this long light is "merely" that the airbag is
>>inoperative during that period of time; the other downside is that
>>passengers are always asking you about it. The problem can be
>>eliminated--at least temporarily--by resetting the airbag controller
>>with a VAG-COM tool.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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