tpollauf wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:47 am
Ok. A bit off topic here .... BUT is there a way to find out which dealerships performed the MOST airbag replacement jobs? I've yet to take any of my Vibes in for such recalls for two reasons: Don't trust the workmanship of most dealers (sloppy, careless, hurry up and get it done, etc...) and that I'm NEVER the passenger
Don't know for sure, but I will say my assumption that a high volume Buick/GMC/ex-Pontiac/ex-Saturn dealership would have a higher quality of workmanship was an incorrect one. This was during the height of the GM ignition switch fiasco, not to mention the first round of Takata air bag replacements. The guy who did the repairs clearly just grabbed a screwdriver went to town prying anything and everything. Scratched up trim, broken tabs, you name it. I had to replace all of that.
The second round was done by my Chevy dealer. I had re-installed the broken trim prior to bringing it in, but there were no new blemishes on the trim once they were done. She left the shop being the same old rattle trap she was when going in. No better, no worse. If you're worried about damage like that, perhaps you can seek out the cheapest dash trim pieces you can and swap them before going in.
Good luck on your quest to find a good dealer to do the repairs!
Bookworm wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:19 pm
I have to wonder if there have been people that put their feet on the dash (passenger side) with broken legs due to that air bag.
Happens all the time. We actually had a member here many, many years ago who crashed his Vibe and his friend was injured in that manner.
03 Vibe base. Born 10/14/2002 06:07 AM
Neptune. Auto, Moon & Tunes, power package. 134k mi.
'13 Sonic LT - 1.4L ECOTEC turbo/6A. 106k mi.
'15 Escape SE - 1.6L EcoBoost, FWD. 52k mi. (hers)