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2007-2013 Takata Airbag recall approved.

BainMan

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Dropped my 2007 Avalanche off for the airbag recall this morning. Got a call back an hour later saying they were done with it. All they did was some "27 point inspection" and ordered the new airbag kit. Will call when they receive it. No estimate on how long it will take to get the kit.

Seems to me they could have ordered the kit when I called about it, but this way they get to charge GMC for the inspection they did.
Checking for dash cracks maybe? Strange
 

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For anyone wondering, the passenger airbag assembly is unbolted from below, behind the instrument panel's front trim plate. The front trim gets removed exposing access to the bolts. Once unbolted the whole assembly pops up and out from the dash. If you have a dashskin they should have no issues working around that. GM does not do any disassembly of your dash, so unless your dash is to the point that the airbag assembly is flopping around don't expect a replacement. They'll pop the trim, unbolt, take out and then pop right back in the new airbag having never touched the broken dash. They can probably do it within 30-45 min. The airbag assembly for the steering wheel is even quicker with an experienced tech probably taking less than 10-15 min (depending on whether they're replacing only the inflation assembly or the whole part with new trim and logo).
 

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For anyone wondering, the passenger airbag assembly is unbolted from below, behind the instrument panel's front trim plate. The front trim gets removed exposing access to the bolts. Once unbolted the whole assembly pops up and out from the dash. If you have a dashskin they should have no issues working around that. GM does not do any disassembly of your dash, so unless your dash is to the point that the airbag assembly is flopping around don't expect a replacement. They'll pop the trim, unbolt, take out and then pop right back in the new airbag having never touched the broken dash. They can probably do it within 30-45 min. The airbag assembly for the steering wheel is even quicker with an experienced tech probably taking less than 10-15 min (depending on whether they're replacing only the inflation assembly or the whole part with new trim and logo).

Thank you for the info. I was hoping for this, them being in the truck as little as possible. Crossing my fingers that they don't break anything when popping off the trim, or scratch up the interior,....
 

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It's been over two weeks since I brought my Avalanche in for the passenger side air bag replacement and the parts were supposedly ordered.
Still haven't gotten a call that the parts are in.
 

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I have had 5 appts with my dealership for the airbag. I have included the campaign number, they say the parts are in, then I call the day before, and the parts are not in! I have another appt next week!
 

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Today was approximately 3 1/3 weeks since I took my Avalanche in for the air bag recall and told they would call me when the parts came in.

Since I hadn't heard from the service center I decided to call. Ended up talking with the parts department and was told that they had received a bunch of air bag parts a few days ago. He checked to see if any of them were for my Avalanche and found a kit with my name on it. Switched me over to the service department and they set up my appointment for 0830 tomorrow morning.

Anyone know how long it takes to replace the passenger side air bag?
 

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Anyone know how long it takes to replace the passenger side air bag?

Maybe they can just "pop" in right in there.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

:ROFLMAO:
 

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NVABob, thank you for the update, keep us posted. My 2013 is scheduled for next week!
 

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Took my Avalanche in at 0815 this morning for the airbag recall appointment. Got a call back at 1237 that the Avalanche was ready to be picked up. Everything looks good inside...no cracks in the dash or loose bits hanging around under the dash.
 

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Thank you for the update(y)
 

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A few days ago I got a recall notice from GM about the Takata Airbag but it said they didn't have the parts so they can't recall my 2008 Avalanche right away. Because my parents have a 2010 Suburban but didn't receive such a letter, how many other people here have gotten a recall notice and if anyone knows whether GM has parts to replace the airbag system that would greatly help. Note, I've tried looking for threads about this and I haven't found anything so if there is one, I apologize.
Hello I have an 07 and received the same notice had mine repaired week later at My local dealer. Also had coworkers with a 2013 and 2010 silverado and they had theirs replaced as well. Could be the dealer your going to.
 

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A few days ago I got a recall notice from GM about the Takata Airbag but it said they didn't have the parts so they can't recall my 2008 Avalanche right away. Because my parents have a 2010 Suburban but didn't receive such a letter, how many other people here have gotten a recall notice and if anyone knows whether GM has parts to replace the airbag system that would greatly help. Note, I've tried looking for threads about this and I haven't found anything so if there is one, I apologize.
Also if you haven’t registered with NHTA you should do so I did that as well.
 

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Dealer replaced my 2013 airbag last week. Went smoothly. .
 
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