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airbag light caused by bad spiral coil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gsuit11, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    gsuit11

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    I have seen multiple posts about many people having thier airbag lights come on a few seconds after starting their engines. I just took mine to the dealer and sure enough, it was the "spiral coil" located in the steering column taht everyone talks about. The news that I wanted to share is that it is completely covered by a 5 year, 60,000 mile warranty! It would have been a few hundred dollars if not for the warranty.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    David K

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    It is a defect... mine was over 60,000 miles, so no warantee.. It was the ONLY failure on my '05 that I had to pay for... unless the rear springs that I added air bags to stop bottoming out counts!
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    Other manufacturers seem to mostly call this item the "clockspring". I wonder why Toyota insists on calling it (albeit accurately) "spiral coil".
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    They don't - they refer to it as a Spiral Cable. The dealer must have F'ked it up.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    ^^ x2
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    I have this sane issue right now. Does anyone know if the air bag will still deploy?
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Plinkerton

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    I have this issue too.

    The dealer said it might not deploy, but they couldn't say 100%.

    He said it would probably cost around $300.00 to fix, since I'm outside of warranty.

    I still haven't fixed it yet. I'm just trying to avoid accidents until I do...
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    If your air bag light is on your air bags will NOT deploy if you are in an accident the system is shut off.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    pretty sure mine is the same thing and I am out of warranty...
     
  10. Apr 1, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Just make sure you buckle up. I have a broken spiral cable also, haven't fixed it yet.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    Toyota warranties the air bag systems for 5 year 60K miles....if that helps any.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Toyota calls it an Airbag Squib, not a clockspring.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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  14. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    Same thing
     
  15. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    That is exactly what I was told... and about what I remember paying.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    Hey i have a 2006 and my light is on. I just got back from the dealer and they confirmed everything on here. I would like to add a couple of things though. The dealer told me %100 that the bags will NOT deploy if the light is on during a collision, however the other side of the coin is that the dealer told me that a power surge or other anomalie like that could deploy the air bags while drivng.

    Also i am in canada and the quote i got to fix mine was $450 for the parts and two hours labour at $93 an hour. looking at about $550 for the whole deal
     
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