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How concerned should I be about the life expectancy of the

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How concerned should I be about the life expectancy of the air bags in my 2002 Allroad?
JA: How long has this been an issue? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: 105000 miles; never an issue. SRS displays at startup and then disappears.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: A prospective buyer of car took it to Audi dealership for a pre-purchase inspection. Inspector opined that airbags should be replaced,simply because of the age of the the car ... a deal breaker on sale.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Matt Audi tech.

That recommendation was about 10 years ago. It is no longer recommended or necessary to replace any airbag unit at this or any other interval.

The air bag does not need to changed every 10 years.

The air bag is OK and it should not be a deal breaker.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

There is technical service bulletin issued by Audi saying it is not necessary. Any dealer shop can pull the bulletin up to show you.

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