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Old 09-12-2019
JayMeath JayMeath is offline
1980 FC31 SB
 
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Location: Minnetonka
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Default Recurrent Airbag Failure

I had to replace driver’s side front airbag twice in the 18 months.
The leak in both cases was on the inside of the airbag right next to the exhaust pipe. After the first failure I wrapped the exhaust pipe with heat tape to reduce the heating of the airbag suspecting heat from the exhaust pipe caused the first failure.

In both instances the leak developed after traveling down highways with many severe “dips” in the road and maybe I was just driving too fast (about 63 MPH)? Might this may have exaggerated / caused the problem.

I replaced all the air bags about 5 years ago.

I’m wondering if this is a common occurrence?

Thanks, Jay
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1980 FC 31 SB
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