Yeah, this should be the non-Takata replacement, which is hopefully the end of this saga.
Why didn't you force them to give you a loaner? or take it back after the panels were screwed up?cptnsolo77 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:36 amGREAT !!!....another chance the dealer will screw up my car AGAIN !!! I still havent fixed the panels down by the shifter linkage from that last "fix" Also they couldnt fix it in a couple of hours, so I had to go to work and it cost me 75 bux to rent a car...
They would not budge on a loaner. No way im bringing it back...I know I can do a better job. Its one of those things where its not worth the trouble. Im not going to take it back and risk they screw it up again.zbyers wrote: ↑Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 amWhy didn't you force them to give you a loaner? or take it back after the panels were screwed up?cptnsolo77 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:36 amGREAT !!!....another chance the dealer will screw up my car AGAIN !!! I still havent fixed the panels down by the shifter linkage from that last "fix" Also they couldnt fix it in a couple of hours, so I had to go to work and it cost me 75 bux to rent a car...
So this re-recall does cover the Vibe as well? The CBS news segment I posted (https://youtu.be/P8YMDpW5eXg) doesn't mention the Vibe, only Corollas and the Matrix. I'll update the subject line if I'm able...Jbenrod wrote: ↑Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:09 pmI'm not to happy about this either because I thought we had this issue taken care of a few years ago. I just checked and found the following on my 2005 Base:
Toyota has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about an upcoming safety recall that involves 2005-2008 model year Pontiac Vibe vehicles. According to Toyota, the subject vehicles are equipped with a front passenger air bag assembly containing an inflator, manufactured by an alternative supplier, installed as a replacement under a prior recall. There is a possibility that the air bag may not unfold as designed during inflation under high temperature conditions, resulting in air bag internal pressure rising differently than expected.
(I think they are basically saying is that the air bag is going to explode with so much force (when in the higher temp conditions) that it will probably bust the air bag open - - wonderful)
Recall Status: INCOMPLETE. REMEDY NOT YET AVAILABLE
GM Recall #:
Aug 28, 2019
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.tpollauf wrote: ↑Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:47 amOk. 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
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.
honestly, all dealers have done them a lot at this point. it doesn't just affect the vibe/matrix. TONS of cars are involved in this recall. The tech also has to be certified to deal with the airbag activation/deactivation. on all 6-7 of our vibes, we have not had one bad experience with our local dealer.tpollauf wrote: ↑Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:07 amI now have a library of recall postcards AND hundreds of voice mails on my home land line Wife is really bugging me to get these done. I think I asked this before here BUT is there any way to find out which dealer has repaired these the most? It's just a matter of time to where I bite the bullet and have mine done and I'd like it to be done by a dealer with LOTS of experience so the odds of damage would be minimal.
from the OP. And although it doesn't specifically mention the Vibe it should also be included for those years.
The Japanese automaker announced Wednesday that it would recall certain 2003 through 2008 model-year Corolla cars and 2005 through 2008 model-year Matrix cars.
Just got mine yesterday as well (in Canada), same message. They may as well have waited until the parts are ready before sending this notice, since I can't very well do anything about it until that time, anyway, except worry about my passanger (wife) now.
Toyota recalling 2.9 million vehicles for air bag defect
By Anna Gunther
January 21, 2020 / 6:20 PM / CBS News
Toyota is recalling nearly 2.9 million vehicles for a defect impacting air bags and seat belts. The recall covers certain versions of the 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid.
Toyota said in a statement Tuesday the issue has to do with an electronic control unit designed to get signals from crash sensors, in order to deploy airbags and tighten seat belts. But Toyota said there may not be enough protection against certain "electrical noise that can occur in certain crashes."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been looking into the issue with several automakers, including Toyota, since April of last year.
The automaker said to fix the issue, most dealers will install a noise filter at no cost. Anyone with a vehicle impacted is expected to be notified by mail by mid-March.
Toyota said owners can see if their vehicle is impacted by the recall on their website, or on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website by entering the Vehicle Identification Number and license plate number.
Wouldn't it have been easier, and safer, to have just removed the bag and put the horn back in the center of the steering wheel?
I did see this one the other day. This one, I guess, affects about 600 Vibes. So it sounds like it's a recall to the recall to the recall to the recall...and so on and so forth.ColonelPanic wrote: ↑Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:01 pmReceived the "Important Recall Info That MAY Affect Your Vehicle" e-mail from NHTSA today about the Vibe. This one is for the potential for the passenger air bag to not unfold properly, presumably what is referenced in the OP.
The NHTSA notices I get aren't VIN-specific, so I ran the VIN through their site and recalls.gm.com. Not applicable to our VIN yet...
Recall link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=20V039