Air bag recall? Please refresh my memory.

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Jul 7 00:32:15 EDT 2006

Thanks, Ed.

That may be what happened. Battery went very low, wouldn¹t start while I was
playing with the head unit replacement. But I¹ve never had this problem with
my 200. Probably need to use a Vag-Com to reset the control unit. Does
anyone have any idea as to how to do that?


> From: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 17:06:26 -0600
> To: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: Air bag recall? Please refresh my memory.
> 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.
> Ed
> 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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