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2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement #4688721
03/08/18 02:01 PM
03/08/18 02:01 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
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VA
Rhymingmechanic Offline OP
Rhymingmechanic  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2004
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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.

Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic] #4688736
03/08/18 02:23 PM
03/08/18 02:23 PM
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California
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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.

Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic] #4688787
03/08/18 03:30 PM
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Cleveland
xBa380 Offline
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Had my recall done on my Scion xB (2008) done two weeks ago. It took them about 1hr to do it, it was quick.

Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic] #4688863
03/08/18 04:49 PM
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Boomer Offline
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My Passat had the takata airbag replaced about 6 months ago. Took less than an hour.


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Re: 2010 Vibe Airbag Replacement [Re: Rhymingmechanic] #4689180
03/08/18 10:24 PM
03/08/18 10:24 PM
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Missouri
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Missouri
Ive done a bunch of inflator recalls on rangers, and did my first on a 06 mustang today. Real simple job.


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