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Old 12-22-2008, 11:07 AM   #49
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Carbondale, IL
2007 Impreza 2.5i
Obsidian Black Pearl


Name: Anna

Make: 2007 2.5i

Mileage: 15k

Time Out Of Use: Unknown

Problem And Likely Cause: Airbag Light Goes off - Broke Air Bag Sensor

Modifications: Exterior Only, Disabled DRL's

Submitted For Warranty Work (Yes/No): Yes

Reason Given For Denial: They blamed me for breaking the sensor

Your Story: I bought my car brand new with 63 miles on it, and I specifically remember my car having trouble starting and showing an airbag light on the dash when it finally did. This was maybe 3 weeks after I first bought the car. This never happened again until about a week ago (a year later). Then I decided to bring my car in because of a rough idle/stalling. When I described the symptoms I also mentioned how right before the rough idle, my engine was difficult to start and the airbag light went on. After the diagnosis they upgraded the ECU to fix the rough idle under warranty and told me that the airbag light went off because the sensor in the passenger seat was broken, and would be $900 to replace. And this is not covered under warranty because they told me that I was the one that broke it by stuffing something under the seat. I am 99% that it was broken before, because my friends, knowing how anal I am about my car, probably did not stuff anything under the seat and I was also in an accident and my airbags did not deploy. Having the car for a year and not reporting the airbag light, I felt like there was no use in trying to argue at the dealership about when the sensor broke. Is there any reason to try to fight for this sensor?
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