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Just received my safety recall notice. Wiring harness fault ..

 
Old 12-09-2005, 05:31 AM
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related to the passenger side air bag. I wonder if someone can turn that damn light off at the same time? I know, electrical tape!
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Default Re: Just received my safety recall notice. Wiring harness fault ..

That recall is to rectify a fault in the passenger side airbag igniter circut. It has nothing to do with the airbag off light. It is illegal for a dealer to tamper with that light, so you'll probably not find anyone to help you with that.
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Old 12-09-2005, 05:51 AM
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Default Thanks for the expalnation on the fault. I realize the light cannot ..

be modified - just venting. I don't know whose idea it was to add a bright, distracting light in the center of the car and hail it as a safety feature! Some legislator I guess.
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Got mine in mail last night also, but had the fix performed back in October.
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Default Interesting! I bought the car after yours was fixed. Not possible to do ..

the job pre-delivery I guess!
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Default Was told that they were holding up cars at port to do the fix, but that was probably too much for..

...them to handle. Guess they decided to issue a recall and let the dealers do it. The operation is a bit involved and they do have to remove the center console, glove box, knee air bag housing and loosen the front passenger seat (at least that's what was done to my car), so I'd ask them to insert as much felt lining in the areas they open up to avoid any potential creaks and squeeks after it all gets closed up.
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They have to do what!!! Will my car ever be the same again?
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Default It should be fine. But I was left with an annoying ticking sound from some plastic pieces that were

rubbing---Hence, the suggestion about having them use the felt insulation for all areas that require re-fastening. They should test drive the car over some bumps and dips to check of any noises before you get the car back. Just my 2-cents.
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As I just got my car, Thanksgiving, does this recall include me? Thanks Tony
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Boy I hear ya. That is the only piece that hasnt been replaced on my car!
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