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Car dealer takes a year to replace airbag(s) in car

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  1. Bernie2

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    I was at the grocery store today and met a lady who had parked next to me who had a 2008 Lexus 350. She had just gotten it back from the dealer because of an airbag recall. The dealer rented her a car for a year because that's how long it took to get the airbag(s) and replace them. That seemed long to me.
     
  2. BayouBengal

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    That seems a bit excessive. I've got a 2012 Is350 which is included in the recall. I don't live or work on the same side of town as the closest Lexus dealer so it's a bit of hassle. I've never needed to take it in for service at an actual Lexus dealer. Do they typically provide a loaner? I'm the 2nd owner of the car in case it matters.
     
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    She didn't say whether she was the first owner and the dealer paid for the rental. She was quite happy that her car wasn't driven for a year which meant no miles and that increased the value of the vehicle.
     
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    the wait is to identify the issue, then they have to correct the issue, then start manufacturing them...1 year is a bit long but stuff like this does happen...the company I work for, when we had the dealership, they had a lincoln aviator there for 6 months because they had to replace a brake line and they didnt have one anywhere in the country, ford for some reason stopped making them and 6 months later they started again

    although yes she wont have 1 year of miles on the car, the car sitting unused is also not a good thing...tires dry rot and get flat spots, seals dry out ect...has its advantages and disadvantages
     
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    A friend if mine had a rental for this same reason for almost a year. He would have had it longer but complained that he wanted his own car to drive. I think the car manufacturer was one that manufactured airbags and was putting new stock in other cars (brands).
     
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    It's going to be years before all the airbags are replaced.
    Takata Airbag Recall
    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says a total of 16,929,713 total airbags, both passenger- and driver-side, have been repaired, for a nearly 40% completion rate.
     
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    She's lucky. I am sure people are driving their cars with defective airbags until they can get their airbags replaced. And don't forget that that recall is still growing to other models.
     
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    I have a 2012 BMW X5 and we have been waiting about 18-24 months for airbag to be replaced. Last time I checked they said it should be around September to be fixed they were fixing older models first. No rental car provided she was lucky if they did that.
     
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    Takata just filed for bankruptcy last month, worldwide there are 100 million airbags to be replaced.
     
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    If I remember right, Takata did about 80% of the bags. Everybody else is small compared to them.
     
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