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    Had my A6 4F done on 24/12 by Audi Parramatta. Passenger airbag only. Took couple of hours, but they washed my car as well. I don't take my car there so that was nice of them.

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    UPDATE - Just picked up my B7, process only took about a hour. Ecu tune is unaffected. The whole service lot was a B7 day :))
    Also had a complimentary Q5 loan car, make sure you request this when booking or you won't be provided with transport on the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChenga View Post
    UPDATE - Just picked up my B7, process only took about a hour. Ecu tune is unaffected. The whole service lot was a B7 day :))
    Also had a complimentary Q5 loan car, make sure you request this when booking or you won't be provided with transport on the day.
    Thanks for the update. I still need to book mine in...

    Can you confirm that it was just the front passenger airbag that they replace ?

    I was recently reading the service schedule and discovered "the airbag system must be renewed by your Audi Dealer or other Service Centre no later than 14 years after the date of manufacture".

    Well, that's my 2005 B7... Sounds like a really expensive exercise... was wondering if anyone actually does this ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overtake View Post
    Thanks for the update. I still need to book mine in...

    Can you confirm that it was just the front passenger airbag that they replace ?

    I was recently reading the service schedule and discovered "the airbag system must be renewed by your Audi Dealer or other Service Centre no later than 14 years after the date of manufacture".

    Well, that's my 2005 B7... Sounds like a really expensive exercise... was wondering if anyone actually does this ??

    Just the passenger front airbag, removal of glove box was all they needed to perform the recall.

    I would think the mentioning of that type of service is usually just the routine checks during normal services, to ensure that the airbag is responsive to diagnostics so that in the case it were to be deployed it would receive communication from the vehicle; including checking the wiring and fault codes. As the vehicle wiring and sensors age they tend to become loose & brittle, especially the under seat sensor which can trigger an airbag light.
    Too true, air bags are very expensive to replace, especially if it were all of them.
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    Anyone had a B5 S4 done?
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    I sold my old B5 to my nephew.
    I found out vehicles form 97 to 01 could be affected by an airbag recall.
    Here is the kicker:
    Audi can't replace the airbag because of the tooling.
    So Audi is buying your old car back if the airbag is affected.
    What I have been told by my nephews father, when he made the inquiry at Audi
    If your airbag is affected, you won't get your car back, it will be sent off to Pickles Auction and they will determine the value of the car.
    Is this fair, of course depending what have you put in the car money wise and what you get back for it, but.......is this even legal??
    Any thoughts?

    Update:
    I didn't see the other post,.....my mistake
    Last edited by Dutchi; January 22nd, 2020 at 03:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchi View Post
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    What I have been told by my nephews father, when he made the inquiry at Audi
    If your airbag is affected, you won't get your car back, it will be sent off to Pickles Auction and they will determine the value of the car.
    Is this fair, of course depending what have you put in the car money wise and what you get back for it, but.......is this even legal??
    Any thoughts?

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    I didn't see the other post,.....my mistake
    No, it'd be theft IF you didn't sign something with fine print when it was taken in for Audi to check. Even if your location would cancel the rego, you're still allowed to own it. I'd be cautious about what you hear and vigilant about what you agree to in writing.

    Here in Canberra if your airbag isn't one of the Alpha airbags then your car can still be registered. Audi are of course extremely concerned about what happens if an driver of an effected car is injured. No doubt they'll put the screws on to dispose of the car or take it off the road.

    I wouldn't take my car in, I removed the airbag, photographed it and sent in the photo. You could even take the airbag itself in if you are "qualified" to remove it. I should disclose that I had a raft of issues in getting my car identified so it was much broader.
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