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Old 05-02-2016, 02:33 PM   #11
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What year unit on the airbag recall?
Mine is a 2015 Solera on a 2014 Sprinter chassis. According to the NHSTA web site the recall covers a variety of Mercedes, Dodge and Freightliner Sprinters in model years from 2007 to 2014.

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Old 05-03-2016, 05:51 PM   #12
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:03 PM   #13
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Read a report yesterday on the Takata airbag situation. Worldwide, eleven deaths and over one hundred injured. That statistic needs to be put in context. How many vehicles have defective airbags, and how often are airbags deployed in a collision (frontal impact I think is the issue).
Also, a request to increase the recall to forty more million vehicles is being kicked around. Drive safe.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:15 PM   #14
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Got my letter
It said 2010-2014
Also said not to do anything now and I will receive a second letter when parts available , then I will need to schedule an appointment
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:07 AM   #15
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They just added 35-40 million on top of the earlier 28.8 million.

So with a little math it would appear your odds of being injured or killed are in the neighborhood of 1 in 460,000. Your odds of getting killed in a car accident on the way to the grocery store are probably an order of magnitude greater. Certainly not going to keep me from using my rig.

Another interesting note is that they have determined the root cause of the failure to be related to high temp, high humidity exposure. How much time the airbag has been exposed to these conditions makes it more likely to fail.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:03 AM   #16
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Dealer callback

I was looking to trade my class C Solera for a class A. Two dealers were quoting me a price. They both called back and asked for my vin. #. The dealer from General RV said it had to do with an air bag recall. Neither dealer called back after I gave them my vin #. This is unusual. Anybody have the same response.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:15 AM   #17
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Why don't you just have the dealer disable the airbags, never heard of anyone praising them yet but I do know a number of people who have sustained injuries from them.
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Why don't you just have the dealer disable the airbags, never heard of anyone praising them yet but I do know a number of people who have sustained injuries from them.

No dealer would do that.


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Old 06-19-2016, 02:43 PM   #19
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Its very easy to take the airbag out, disconnect the cable going to the clockspring (ribbon cable in the steering wheel assembly) and putting the airbag in again so it looks good. But then a yellow "SRS" light will be starring at you!

I did it - because my clockspring tore off and I thought I can fix it.....I could not, needed a new one..
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:44 PM   #20
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dealer callback

I'm not afraid of driving the unit so much as are dealers going to not take them in trade because they think the recall is going to take an extended period of time and do not want the unit to sit on their lot. I can see their apprehension of being sued if they sold the unit knowing it had a recalled airbag should it be deployed and injured a customer. Any thoughts?
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