airbag probllem

Mijn mondeo stationwagen bouwjaar 2001 heeft het volgende airbag probleem. Als ik het contact aanzet gaat het lampje van de airbag branden. Het gaat daarna weer uit, en even daarna weer aan, waarna het 6 keer knippert. Dit
gebeurt een aantal keren achterelkaar, en dan blijft het lampje branden. Als ik het contact afzet en weer opnieuw inschakel werkt alles normaal. Alleen bij lage temperaturen blijft het lampje branden. De dealer zegt dat de passagiersstoel vervangen moet worden. Kosten ?700,-. Heeft iemand dit probleem ook gehad.
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Mien too! Das airbag is kaput. Das wiring is nickt fur der fingerpoken undt der mitten grabben.
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My Mondeo stationwagen from 2001 has the following airbag problem: When I switch on the electrical system, the airbag warning light starts burning. After a while it goes out, and a short time after that the light flashes 6 times. This process is repeated a number of times after which the light stays on. When I switch of the lectrical system, everything is alright. Only when the temperature is below 5 or 6 degree celcius, the light stays on. The dealer says that the passenger chair should be replaced. In that chair is a sensor. The estimated costs are ?700,- Has someboddy experienced the same problem?
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I've got a similar problem with my 02 Ranger. Took it to the dealer under warrantee and he "fixed" it. Seems there is a TSB on it. Any way, two months after the fix it was doing it again. So, I fixed it. I put tape over the light. Now it doesn't flash and it didn't cost me a lick.
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And you have a device that can save your life.... if it only worked.... Any of you guys ever read just what it is you tell people?
HYUKK, HYUKK, HYUKK... I'll show that idiot dealer... I'll plaster muh branze all over thuh winshield.
And you're teaching kids what????
FWIW, TSBs only describe "pattern" failures... your car may or may not be afflicted with this particular failure but some diagnostics are required. Any chance that the tech was one of your past students???

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The damn thing is on the passenger side of my truck, the side my dog sits on. I keep that side turned off all of the time any way. Now, here's another point, the short in the light is not, according to the dealer, affecting the actuation of the device, it still will work. Even if it doesn't, I wear my belt. Now the bag might add some to my frontal collision protection but nothing at all to side and rear impact. So, to be perfectly honest, I don't want to take the time or the money to fix it. The tape thing was said tongue-in-cheek and meant to be funny. The TSB in this case, notes a pattern of failure and has a "known" fix suggested. The trouble is, the fix didn't fix it for very long.
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I don't know who the tech was/is nor do I care really. He may even be the jerk who sold my wife an $83 Ford battery she didn't need (the new Wal-Mart battery was installed three months earlier and worked just fine) and then topped it off by adding a $25 installation fee. Or, he might be the putz who charged her $54 to install a new serpentine belt while replacing her alternator. (the manual lists this same action under R&R the alternator and we were charged for it there too) One thing's for sure, I'll bet he can't appreciate humor any more than you can. Now take a deep breath and relax. To even think that pasting tape over a warning light "fixes" anything, a guy would have to be a complete idiot. This guy seemed a whole lot smarter than that thus I resorted to a little comedic hyperbole with a taste of sarcasm. But in the event that you are right I'll post this caveat: Kiddies, if a warning light comes on in your vehicle, don't ignore it and cover it with tape. That might just leave a potentially dangerous condition unrepaired and could lead to injury or death.
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If the light is on, the system is disabled. You should care who the was... this person should be (and has a duty to ) provide a fair and effective resolution to his/her customers concern. I'll be the first one to admit to repeat repairs... It's a fact of life when dealing with systems as complicated as this current crop. Does anyone realize that there is more computing power in the compass/thermometer than was sent to the moon in '69??? Does anyone realize that extra computing power brings extra problem power?
Here's some info you didn't ask for... in 1967, I dropped out of grade 8.... that is long enough ago that the reasons don't really matter but is has a lot to do with education system. Having teachers decide curricula is akin to having the fox mind the henhouse. 'Nuff said.... As an educator, the jerk who sold your wife a battery could be acting on things learned in your class... cavalier attitudes have no business in the workplace. Shame on both you and your bride for allowing yourselves to be taken advantage of. The "cheap" places are NOT cheap. Good techs will not work for slave wages and there is no reason to expect them to..... While high price is no guarantyof a timely and economical repair, going for the low bidder is almost assuring you that you will be disappointed.
If your SRS light repair was only temporary, is there any logical reaso to avoid a return visit? If the dealer you chose is lacking, is there no reason why another dealer wasn't chosen? I will reassert that TSBs are for pattern failures... there is no way to tell if yours is amongzt those pattern failures without proper diagnostics. Some failures require the problem to recur in X number of consecutive drive cycles to set a code and illuminate the light.
Some of you folks are the masters of your own problems in that you pretend to be technicians... you read things on the internet, you assume things in favour of the guy that only tells half the story and you shop for just as cheap as you can get... life ain't like that and I hope you are teaching your students more reality than you are living.
Yes.... there are charlatans out there... they are waiting to grab as much of your monaey as they possibly can... by the same token, there are many very good techs out there.... they WILL charge more.... they WILL have bad days (is this not part of the human condition) but they will try their utmost to resolve your concern as best they can.
If not... you can always put tape over the light and pretend to be a teacher.
My boy is 17 years old.... I pray to God that none of his teachers share your outlook on life....

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Man, talk about reading into things. First, I didn't get ripped off, the wife did. It was her choice. I was livid but she didn't want to fight it. So, I let it go. Second, I don't mind paying good money for good work, I expect it. I have an umber of custom rifles and I paid well for the art and genius that went into making them. I'm far from cheap.
My dealer is part of a group called the "Power" group. They have been charged on several occasions with dishonest sales practices and I have caught them doing shoddy work twice before this. The only other dealer I can use is 30 miles away. In LA that's a lot of time and distance. So, I avoid going to the dealer as much as possible. This warning light is a non-issue with me. It's intermittent and it occurs on the side I've deactivated most of the time any way. It only happens when it's been raining or when I move the passenger seat. So I take a risk the air bag may not work. I can accept it. You can't, and I accept that too.
As to my teaching. Well, sir, you're treading on dangerous water there. You know nothing about my teaching, nor do you know in what kind of school I teach. Now obviously, according to your own words, you got hammered by some lousy teachers. I'm sorry about that. There are more than a few losers in my discipline as there are in any profession. When you add to it, the fact that we deal directly with developing minds and self images, it makes such incompetence all the more tragic. Allowing your own personal prejudice to color your judgment in a general way about an entire profession is pretty myopic. You've made two cracks about me personally and I don't appreciate it. My original comment was meant to be humorous thus it was offered up as an outrageously stupid solution to a problem. From that response, you've spun an assault on my abilities as an educator. Now that's an illogical leap if I've ever seen one.
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