Recent Topics
Duckham's 15w50 Oil 12 one liter bottles
by Lolvoguy
13 minutes 47 seconds ago
Ruger LCP .380
by PW01
Yesterday at 11:24 PM
Launching boat with stick shift
by troutfisher
Yesterday at 11:22 PM
Free oil
by Spitter
Yesterday at 10:53 PM
Porsche Panamera buying advice
by CharlieBauer
Yesterday at 10:04 PM
RC cars
by red7404
Yesterday at 09:36 PM
Any Good 4K Movies ?
by Warstud
Yesterday at 09:06 PM
Gray on Oil Dipstick?
by chinee
Yesterday at 08:41 PM
Clear plastic scratch remover?
by Quattro Pete
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
Parking wars show.
by Chris142
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
set for years
by 93cruiser
Yesterday at 08:07 PM
Looking to replace 2005 Sienna with SUV
by i6pwr
Yesterday at 07:26 PM
Trying to fix chainsaw
by turtlevette
Yesterday at 06:48 PM
tire rotation
by marine65
Yesterday at 06:48 PM
Reese hitch $30 Walmart YMMV
by pda1122
Yesterday at 06:14 PM
Managing Anger During Unexpected Tire Change
by TheLawnRanger
Yesterday at 06:14 PM
2016 Honda Pilot appears to be consuming oil
by pilot1226
Yesterday at 06:00 PM
New belt squeal cause damage to belt?
by pda1122
Yesterday at 05:33 PM
Food Safety - If You Have Children
by Zee09
Yesterday at 05:15 PM
Reduce TORQUE to COMPENSATE for lubed threads?
by SumpChump
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
Newest Members
bwechols, bowupid, pod423, lemaitrix, azzid0906
65303 Registered Users
Who's Online
61 registered (4WD, cb4017, clinebarger, boulderdentist, CKN, 3 invisible), 1041 Guests and 32 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65303 Members
67 Forums
285886 Topics
4770960 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4688721 - 03/08/18 01:01 PM 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement
Rhymingmechanic Offline

Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 1327
Loc: VA
Well, on Monday evening I finally got a recall letter for the Takata shrapnel airbag. It included this line, bold and underlined: Until the repair is performed, the front passeger seat should NOT be occupied.

I expected a real hassle after reading about this recall over the past few years, but it couldn't have gone more smoothly.

I called on Tuesday morning. The dealership said they had one part left in stock, and scheduled me for Wednesday morning. It took a couple hours longer than expected because they had to chase down another part, but I can now ride with my wife and not fear the airbag inflator exploding. The ticket says they replaced the airbag and a retainer.

I hope everyone else's recall goes this well as the campaign works its way to the end.

#4688736 - 03/08/18 01:23 PM Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic]
nthach Offline

Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3909
Loc: California
A friend and his mom who bought identical Subarus had the recall done. The dealer gave them the option of a rental car which they took. Toyota and Subaru aren't as rocked by this like Honda is. But then again, in Honda's case Takata supplied the airbags as a complete module while Toyota bought Takata inflators for integration into their airbags or dash modules.

#4688787 - 03/08/18 02:30 PM Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic]
xBa380 Offline

Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 832
Loc: Cleveland
Had my recall done on my Scion xB (2008) done two weeks ago. It took them about 1hr to do it, it was quick.

#4688863 - 03/08/18 03:49 PM Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic]
Boomer Offline

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 1934
Loc: Pennsylvania
My Passat had the takata airbag replaced about 6 months ago. Took less than an hour.
2013 VW Passat TDI SE, 56,350 miles Castrol Professional VW507 5W-30
2017 VW Golf All Track 14,5000 miles Castrol Professional VW505 10W-40

#4689180 - 03/08/18 09:24 PM Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic]
gabriel9766 Offline

Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 936
Loc: Missouri
Ive done a bunch of inflator recalls on rangers, and did my first on a 06 mustang today. Real simple job.
2015 Chevy Malibu 1LT DI 2.5L I4- PPPP 0w20 and a napa gold 7060 39,829K

2007 Ford Escape XLT FWD 3.0 V6 motorcraft 5w30 bulk and a motorcraft FL500s 109,944K