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Air bag light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by finny6944, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Aug 6, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    finny6944

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    Does anyone know why the coil wouldnt be covered under warranty? It says airbag/restraint coverage for 5/60k. Any ideas for me short of paying the 567 dollar repair bill??
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  2. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Others have complained of this same problem: being denied coverage for this item.

    Since the coil is (in addition to other things) part of the air bag activation circuitry, it should be covered IMO.

    I bought the extended warranty, and it claims to cover the entire electrical system. That spring coil is definately part of the electrical system. I figure my first one will be covered.

    But as I said, it seems Toyota is trying to screw everyone around on this item, because it is expensive to repair.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    Yes it really does..Well they thought they could stick it to me and Id just pay up but I didnt. I stayed around all day asking for the GM of the dealership, I called toyota 4 times from the dealer and filed a formal complaint and got a case number so I will be back down ther tomorrow. Thanks for the input.
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  4. Aug 6, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    My guess is they won't cover it because it's a part that meant to bend and flex- and eventually will wear out no matter what. It's a part that is expected to fail at some point.

    You might have something to argue about with the extended warranty for the airbag system...but I'm not sure- and like was said- lots of folks have had this issue. Good luck@@
     
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    True but the manual says to have it checked every 10 years..Surely it should last longer than 3 right? I guess when you read the warranty book and it says "cover ALL components" its not true. I will be sure to let everyone know how it turns out.

    Also, the extended warranty clearly states that is WILL NOT cover any airbag components. SO my only hope is with Toyota I guess.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    I'm 100% sure it's covered by toyotas 5/60 warranty as part of the SRS. The only way Toyota will not cover the spiral cable is for a mechanical issue ( i.e. horn inop, noise when turning steering wheel, etc). If the air bag light is on and there is a malfunction code it is covered
     
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    Really how can you be sure..Especially when they told me it wasnt? I dont want to go pay another 125 dio at another dealer you know. I was there all day but never knew about the 5/60 deal I thought it was 36/36..
     
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    I've been an advisor for 6 years at Toyota and I'm an ex master tech, trust me I know that warranty manual cover to cover
     
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    And I bet your trouble code is B18xx, or to be more specific code B1801 "driver side squib malfunction". I cover those under warranty all day everyday. Hopes this helps
     
  10. Aug 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Thanks, so what am I supposed to do then? I went to the dealer with a problem, and they told me I had to pay. I called toyota, I asker for high ups, and I got no where.
     
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    what was the failure code? There's not much I can do for you unless you come down to Cali. Let me know how it goes tomorrow
     
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    Your truck should be part of recall of model years 2005 to 2009 #12V092000 by NHTSA.I'd call NHTSA if your dealership gives you any problem!
     
  13. Oct 25, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    Should be part of recall by NHTSA#12V092000.It includes 2005 to 2009 Tacomas.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    NHTSA recall #12V092000.It says its for replacement of a "spiral cable assembly" thats connected to the airbag's control module.I'd call Toyota customer service @1-800-331-4331 and the NHTSA @1-888-3274236.That cost should be given to Toyota.:mad:
     
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