[V8] Recall Fun

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Fri May 5 14:56:20 EDT 2006

I suppose that would possible if they dropped the control unit or something
happened in shipping. I believe the sensor is a "one time" type device.


Quoting Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net>:

> They tell me today that, at the direction of some tech rep, they performed
> a test that determined the "crash sensor" part of the control module is
> faulty.  It came in the recall kit.  But the new one that was supposed to
> arrive this morning did not show up, so they apparently will be paying for
> our rental through the weekend at least.
> At 09:50 AM 5/5/2006 -0600, dsaad at icehouse.net wrote:
> >So did they do the basic debug step of pulling codes?
> >My bet is they triggered the light by turning on the car with the airbag
> >circuits not connected properly, or you simply need to reset the light
> with the
> >VAG-COM after installation.
> >
> >I really doubt Audi sent the wrong module. You have to wonder how a system
> that
> >was working on the day they tore into it suddenly developed a wiring
> problem
> >under the dash?
> >
> >Sounds like monkee lad syndrome to me.
> >
> >Dave
> >
> >Quoting Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net>:
> >
> >> The local Audi dealership took the center console of our V8 #1 apart to
> >> replace the airbag control module under AOA recall.  They report (I
> didn't
> >> see it) that the airbag light fails to go out with the new module in
> place.
> >>  So they took the center console all apart again and, in addition, took
> off
> >> the dash cover and half the dash to see if there was some compromise in
> the
> >> wiring.  Finally decided between them and the service rep at AOA that
> they
> >> need another or a different module and so we're waiting for more parts.
> >> So AOA rented us a little truck from the local Thrifty Rent-A-Car to run
> >> around in until they get it back together.  They wouldn't let me borrow a
> >> car off the used car lot I'd been looking at.
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