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Airbag recall work is completed! 13 19.12%
Waiting on part(s) - in meantime, driving less 2 2.94%
Waiting on part(s) - in meantime, driving about the same 22 32.35%
Waiting on part(s) - in meantime, driving more 0 0%
waiting on part(s) - in meantimeHave other vehicle (other family car, rental or loaner) 0 0%
I don't drive 0 0%
My car not impacted 20 29.41%
What? There is an airbag recall? 9 13.24%
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Airbags likely to require recall are still being sold
Old 08-25-2016, 08:37 PM   #21
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Airbags likely to require recall are still being sold

I was able to have the driver's side replaced on my Mazda6 before I sold it but parts are still unavailable for the passenger side.

Apparently, Takata airbags that use ammonium nitrate as the explosive and will need to be recalled at some point are still being installed on new cars currently for sale -

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In the U.S., a senate report revealed that four automakers, Toyota, FCA, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen, continue to sell new vehicles with defective airbags that will eventually need to be recalled.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:50 AM   #22
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The Takata airbag saga continues -

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A woman was killed in her home by an explosion Monday morning involving a truckload of airbag detonation triggers which was on its way to a Takata automotive parts plant, according to multiple reports.
Truckload Of Airbag Parts Explodes En Route To Takata Plant, Killing Woman Inside Her Home (Updated)
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Toyota keeps robocalling for me to bring in my 2010 corolla, I will when I get a round to it
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Got recall letter RE: Toyota Corolla front seat passenger side airbag. Fortunately it does not seem to affect the driver side airbag. I usually drive that car with no passenger, so it seems ok to wait it out.
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Driver side completed under recall last year.

Passenger side recall letter came a couple of weeks ago. Dealer ordered parts when I called last week and said the parts should be there in two weeks. The recall letter said Honda would send another letter when parts are available but the dealer claimed they can get the parts now if ordered for a specific vehicle under recall - so guess I will know soon. But this has not changed my driving habits.
The parts for the passenger side came in 8 days after the dealer ordered so have an appointment for the fix in the morning. If I had waited on Honda to send a second letter (about parts availability), I would still be waiting - so I'm glad I decided to call the dealer.
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As a follow up, my car is scheduled to get the air bag fix tomorrow .

I know I'm retired when the appointment scheduling went like the following:

Scheduler: When do you want this done?

Me: As soon as possible.

Scheduler: How about tomorrow at 7:45 am?

Me: That's a bit early.

Scheduler: How about 8:45 am?

Me: Still too early.

Scheduler: 9:45?

Me: Ummm.

Scheduler: 10:45?

Me: That will be perfect!
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I'm the exact opposite, (and I haven't worked since the end of 1988).......I always take the earliest appointment available, Dr., Dentist, Garage, whatever. Primarily for two reasons: I don't want to have to wait in limbo for an appointment that could already be over and done with, and being first in the door usually means I don't get sideswiped with unforeseen workload backups.
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No doubt, pre-retirement I would have taken an earlier slot. But now a morning appointment interferes with my putz around time .
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Update: I called the dealership in October and they had the airbag installed within 2 weeks. All went well except that one of the servicemen stole a little box of tictacs I keep in the storage area next to the driver's seat.


The dealership is near a local library so I walked over there to read a book for a few hours. As I was walking back to the dealership, the agent called me to fetch the car.
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No doubt, pre-retirement I would have taken an earlier slot. But now a morning appointment interferes with my putz around time .
Me, I don't like things 'hanging over my head', I want them done/finished/over - I recall saying to an old boss who attempted to retract an assignment, "It's already done and sent...if you don't want something done, don't give it to me".
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Me, I don't like things 'hanging over my head', I want them done/finished/over - I recall saying to an old boss who attempted to retract an assignment, "It's already done and sent...if you don't want something done, don't give it to me".
I hear you. For some things I like to get out of the way and not have "hanging over my head", like already did my asset rebalancing first business day of the year. Over and done. A good feeling!
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All three cars are too old to be in the recall. I will want to keep track of this issue when I think about replacing one of our cars as lots of folks ignore recalls - even one as serious as this one. I'd hate to end up with a recalled vehicle which had not been fixed yet.
When I was finally able to get the airbag replaced on my 09 Honda Fit a couple of months ago, I demanded that the dealer give me proof in writing that the work had been done, in case I ever want to sell or trade in the car.

I had to ask for the written proof - they didn't offer it to me.
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Update: I called the dealership in October and they had the airbag installed within 2 weeks. All went well except that one of the servicemen stole a little box of tictacs I keep in the storage area next to the driver's seat.


The dealership is near a local library so I walked over there to read a book for a few hours. As I was walking back to the dealership, the agent called me to fetch the car.
Sometimes, you just gotta have a tictac .

I've never had a dishonest repair shop take stuff from my car. I even sometimes on purpose leave some loose change around to test them. As, for churning repair work the jury is still out .
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My car is one of the cars on the airbag recall list. I got a letter back in March saying pretty much no parts yet, but should be available around summer when I'll get a second letter. With summer almost over, still no second letter.

Got me curious, what are folks here doing about that airbag recall. So, I created a poll.
The exact same thing happened to me. I have an 09 Honda Fit. In March I got the first letter, saying no parts but they'd be in by summer and to wait for the second letter. Yeah, right. No letter ever came.

In September I called the dealer and asked them to order the parts for my specific car. They took my info, and ordered the parts from the regional office for the southeast. About 3 weeks later, I had an appointment and they did the work.

I have driven Hondas for 20 years, but when this one dies many years from now, I doubt I will purchase another one. They handled this recall very badly, and it's not like it was a minor issue.
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The exact same thing happened to me. I have an 09 Honda Fit. In March I got the first letter, saying no parts but they'd be in by summer and to wait for the second letter. Yeah, right. No letter ever came.

In September I called the dealer and asked them to order the parts for my specific car. They took my info, and ordered the parts from the regional office for the southeast. About 3 weeks later, I had an appointment and they did the work.

I have driven Hondas for 20 years, but when this one dies many years from now, I doubt I will purchase another one. They handled this recall very badly, and it's not like it was a minor issue.
I never got the second letter either. Sent an email to a dealer that I had recall work done in the past, but that was totally ignored. Then I contacted another dealer (the place I'm having the work done) via their 24 hour chat during off hours. The place took down my info and said they will get back to me ASAP. Three month go by I try again, but same result. So, I called this morning expecting them to tell me no parts, but instead am scheduled for tomorrow.

The initial recall notice surely is confusing referring to a second letter that didn't arrive.
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The recall work on my car's airbag is all done .
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I read an article yesterday that another 770,000 cars have been added to the list to be repaired. Our car is now on the list. Haven't actually heard from the dealership yet. So, I am just waiting for now.
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I never got the second letter either. Sent an email to a dealer that I had recall work done in the past, but that was totally ignored. Then I contacted another dealer (the place I'm having the work done) via their 24 hour chat during off hours. The place took down my info and said they will get back to me ASAP. Three month go by I try again, but same result. So, I called this morning expecting them to tell me no parts, but instead am scheduled for tomorrow.

The initial recall notice surely is confusing referring to a second letter that didn't arrive.
Based on how efficiently Honda has managed the communication regarding the recalls so far, I fully expect to receive the mythical second letter about six months from now.

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The recall work on my car's airbag is all done .
Excellent! I remember the huge sense of relief I felt driving home after my recall work was done.

It wasn't until the next day that I began wondering what other part of my car might attack and kill me over the next few months, because Honda happens to be behind in their paperwork. With any luck I'll get "a letter" notifying me of that deficiency before the attack takes place.
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While I was waiting for the parts, I disabled the affected airbag (front passenger) using instructions posted at a Subaru enthusiasts' website. Not completely trivial (you need to fool the system into thinking the airbag is still connected) and dangerous (if the thing goes off while you're working on it). I am EE and amateur mechanic or I wouldn't have tried.
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