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Passenger side airbag light illuminated. Dealer says total…

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Passenger side airbag light...

Passenger side airbag light illuminated. Dealer says total replacement needed. This is 2nd airbag problem as drivers side was replaced 8 mos. ago <350 miles since then.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is anything interfering with the seatbelt latch?

To that I can see.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your VW?

2006 jetta

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?

Took it to dealer as airbag issues are tricky.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Car has only 34k miles

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
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Hello my name is ***** ***** than you for using just answer. Do you have an exact description of what current fault codes are in the airbag control module? thanks.

Kyle S.
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VW and Audi technician, indpependent, 12 years.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No, I aren't picked car up yet. Just got call from dealer saying what they found.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
That should be haven't picked up
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Still there?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have to go pick up the car now b4 they close. Have to go now. How do I get back to this?
VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
 replied 8 months ago

still here. we can continue once you get your paperwork.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have codes from dealer but not sure if it is this incident or previous.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Actually it is from previous & is for front passenger side. Now seat passenger side is showing error.
VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
 replied 8 months ago

There was a update on that car, to remove one of the connectors from under the seats from the side airbags and hardwire it. However, to ensure that is related to your issue, I will need the fault codes. 69-8-02 was the number. I would love to see pics of the recommended repair estimate.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They are getting me a written estimate tomorrow via email. I may be able to get the codes for this repair also. Older repair lists vag01336. Error type 1 upper lint exceede. Err type 2 Intermittent.
VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
 replied 8 months ago

There was a update on that car, to remove one of the connectors from under the seats from the side airbags and hardwire it. However, to ensure that is related to your issue, I will need the fault codes. 69-8-02 was the number. I would love to see pics of the recommended repair estimate.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will see if they can provide. Did last info I sent help? Err codes seemed to be a different format.
VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
 replied 8 months ago

Let me go thru the available info I have, check it against the fault you have given me, and get back with you. The tsb i was referring to, says codes 01217, and 01218, which would be unrelated. What is your main objective with this question? I am assuming you want to verify the validity and accuracy of their estimate?

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VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
 replied 8 months ago

Not really seeing anything relating to a vag 01336 code.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Will try to get codes tomorrow fr dealer.
VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
 replied 8 months ago

In fact, 01336 is a data bus code.

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VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
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ok thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hello again. Responding to your question about validity of estimate. I believe the estimate is accurate, I was just trying to see if their diagnosis was legit or if other factors involved. Sounds like other than wiring bulletin this is solution. These airbags have about a 10+yr lifespan until sensors go off. Car is 2006, bought new in fall 05. Since safety issue can’t ignore. 8 airbags in the car so I could be in for a lot of expense if I keep the car. A shame as only 29533 miles & excellent shape. Garage kept, etc.,
VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
 replied 8 months ago

Im not sure what information they are feeding you, but in my career working strictly on vw and audi products of 15 years, I have never replaced an airbag that was not deployed, unless it was under a recall. If you want me to provide an accurate assessment, I will need images of all documentation. Parts, labor, diagnostic printout, etc. Right now something sounds very shady on their part.

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