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Offline 1967 eight barrel

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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2016, 04:55:58 PM »
There are only a couple manufacturers and both of my vehicles were recalled by GM ( Saab Convertibles) because of them throwing shrapnal and there have been five deaths attributed to them.

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Offline ChrisV289

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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2016, 01:07:13 AM »
Passenger recall number is 16S26
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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2016, 08:37:35 AM »
i have not gotten that one yet.
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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2016, 12:38:11 PM »
A rhetorical question, how did we ever get along driving our cars back in the 60's without an airbag?
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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2016, 01:36:33 PM »
A rhetorical question, how did we ever get along driving our cars back in the 60's without an airbag?
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In '67, Ford put that HUGE and UGLY pad on the wheels! There! bang yer had on that and SUE US!...68, the hub got bigger and uglier yet...They actually did several Air Bag tests beginning in the early 70's...so if you think the late 2000's airbags were dangerous...how'd you like one of those early PROTOTYPE styles to go off in your face!!!???
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Offline ChrisV289

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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2016, 09:36:24 PM »
A rhetorical question, how did we ever get along driving our cars back in the 60's without an airbag?
Jim

There weren't as many crazy drivers on the road?  I was born in 79 so I can't say for certain....
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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2016, 10:51:04 AM »
   I had my wife's 09 done at the Ford Dealer in Heflin Alabama in June. They had parts in stock. My 07 GT500 lives in California. Called the dealer in Santa Monica the following week, and they had no parts, couldn't get parts, and had no idea when they would have parts available.

   A call to Ford shed a little light on this confusing topic. It was explained to me that  parts were being distributed in 3 phases, with high humidity locations given first priority. Then snowbelt, then everyone else. So, Arizona and California type climates will be the last to be serviced. Leads me to believe that corrosion may accelerate the rate of failure in their opinion.

   I'll be driving the GT500 back to Alabama next month, and WILL be having it serviced!
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Re: Airbag Recall
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2016, 05:52:45 PM »
  It's not 'an opinion'. They know that hunidity changes the characteristic of the ignitor charge and in some cases make it too explosive. We are changing them here in the midwest now and I looked over the differences in design. The diffuser cap (the part that turned to shrapnel) on the igniter looks to be of a thicker metal and has larger holes for the gas to fill the bag when deployed. I would assume that also the chemicals are either better isolated and/or changed to be more stable.

  The first round of recalls last year were to buy some time for cars in the field. Since the problem happened over time, it 'set the clock back to zero', so to speak,  by replacing the ignitors with the original design rather than to do nothing when they were still trying to figure out exactly what the cause and solution was. Then it took until recently to re-design, tool up, build and ship tens of millions of these things. That will keep us busy at the dealers for a while...
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