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#1 fking1

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:08 PM

Had the Drivers Air Bag replaced in my 13 Boss several weeks ago.

Dealer calls today and says it needs to be replaced again.

A better unit is being used to replace previous ones.

Any one have this happen?

Seems  strange.

 








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#2 WHO DA

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:32 PM

Does seem strange. I had mine done as well last year, never heard of there being a “better” part available. Maybe the technician installed the wrong part and it’s someone’s clever way to call you back without admitting they made a mistake?
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#3 Rich B.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:24 AM

Valid points, my understanding is most air bags will operate fine. The cars subject to high humidity, heat and similiar are the problem children. Propellant is solid in its dormant state and congeals, cakes up. So when activated and with rapid expansion, outlet is plugged up and thus metal cylinder/container explodes.

Doesn't happen much and the flaw was that with design no desiccant was used to insure moisture control and eliminate clogging of orifice. So as always it's a few that screw it up for the rest. Attached File  image.jpeg   92.87KB   0 downloads May not bother at all with mine being in low humidity/heat environment. Easy enough to change but as stated though are the replacements any better? So what's the difference between driver or passenger airbags and all those side protection ones?? Attached File  image.jpeg   93.67KB   0 downloads

Edited by Rich B., 10 February 2018 - 04:41 AM.


#4 BOSSBOY

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

I’m accumulating a pile of yellow warning mailers for the air bags in my Gurney. Not happening..... no way am I having a twenty-something lot lizard test driving my car for an airbag replacement.

Taking my chances....

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#5 fking1

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:44 PM

Took my Boss to local Lincoln Dealer close to home.

Service Manager moved the car around, gave me a ride home in an MKC.

Doing the same on Tuesday for 2nd replacement.

Don't want shrapnel in my face for a minor accident.



#6 WHO DA

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:14 PM

I made the arrangement when I took mine in there would be no test drives for an airbag afterward. Also warned them of scorching case of OCD and I'd become "that guy" if the (pre-recorded) mileage was off when I picked it up lol. Service manager laughed and said he got it, the car would be well looked after. Found it sparkling clean (touchless wash) and sitting in their drive-thru service drop off bay as if it were a new car waiting pick up lol.

#7 ZeroGER

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:48 AM

This recall is huge.

The first replaced airbag inflators actually were not the fixed revision. It was the same product number, just never used and thus not as vulnerable to rust. We've had a few Mustang drivers in Germany getting a second replacement too, and this time a different part number.

 

Takata and the Motor Companies had to go this way because it simply was not possible to cover all the requests, or let's say it would have extended the danger period. Pretty sure there was political and juristical pressure behind this, so they could say they fullfilled a quote.


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#8 Rich B.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:09 AM

So replacing with same thing LMAO. I still question all the other air bags in the car too.

#9 TymeSlayer

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:52 AM

I waited while they replaced mine a year or so ago and there was no test drive by the dealer. I suppose I was the test dummy! Not sure I want to be in an "Event" that would test whether it works or not so I try not to think about it too much. 


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