Air bag recall? Please refresh my memory.

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Thu Jul 6 19:06:26 EDT 2006

Low battery voltage can trigger an error in the airbag software.

The AB light in my V8 has been on since September '99 when I was at the
Monterey Historics when they featured Audi.  When I returned, battery was
low.  Not sure if I had to jump start or not.  I've got a piece of
electrical tape in front of it, but I only put that on last November when I
was driving to/from southern CA from CO.


On 7/6/06, Bernie Benz <b.benz at> wrote:
> > From: Phil Rose <pjrose at>
> >
> > FWIW, the airbag light-ON problem is sometimes (always?) been noted
> > to start _after_ the KF recall work has been done. That was the case
> > with my car according to the PO. In any event, the airbag fault can
> > be easily reset with VAG-Com. This was done for my car a couple years
> > ago and it solved the AB light problem--until last month. I don't
> > know what event causes the AB light issue to return, but I'll just
> > have another reset done with VAG-Com to "cure" it for a while. In my
> > car, the light stays on for about 2-2.5 minutes after each engine
> > start.
> Thanks for the info, Phil. In this case apparently the AB lite has just
> started to stay on all the time, 9 years after the recall work. The light
> should lite for about 30 sec. with each start as a system OK check. Where
> does the V-C plug in for this reset?
> Bernie
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