There better be replacement seats available...Are they only going to switch the air bag sensors without the bottom portion of the seat? No one really knows that answer, of course.
I fully expect that this is what they will do. Why would they replace the seat cushion (even though we might like them to) ?
For the other models that had a similar recall, did they replace any other parts?
I thought all they did was add a piece of tape to secure it in place, right?
LEAR added the tape during the assembly process of the lower passenger seat cushion and then sold the complete assembly to GM. Assemblies with tape were shown to be more durable and not fail with the frequency of those without tape. The CTS fix was in the form of GM replacing this entire lower cushion assembly with a new lower cushion assembly that had been assembled by LEAR (or it's OEM part successor. LEAR built the cushions for new car assembly...I believe there was another company would assemble and supply OEM parts for replacement parts. LEAR is only the ever company mentioned in the recalls since they built the recalled cushion assemblies). These assemblies had the tape and were assembled with a process that didn't put stress on the sensor mat during the assembly production process before the entire assembly was sent to GM. GM only replaced the lower cushion assemblies, they did not modify or assemble lower cushion assemblies for the recall.
I have no idea. Meanwhile, we have no indication when a solution will be forthcoming.
They are not only going to replace the sensor itself. They will replace the entire lower cushion.
Why do I say this? Simple, the original part, from GM, is the entire cushion. A GM tech in a GM dealership doesn't know how to do the assembly process of foam, mesh layer, sensor, foam layer, mesh layer, seat cover. All that assembly was done by LEAR corporation. The cushion is only available from GM as an assembly. The sensor mat, while having a GM like part number, is not referenced in any GM parts catalog I've been able to find, only the entire lower cushion assembly.
Since the "new" part must replace the "old" part and since the only "old" part in the GM catalog is the entire lower assembly with the sensor installed, I'm fairly confident in stating, as a fact, that the fix for the passenger sensor issue will be in the form of an entire lower cushion assembly.
Besides, I believe we're talking driver's seat here. You wouldn't really be able to do much with the passenger seat since this sensor mat is installed and then calibrated in that cushion and foam. You could recover it but I doubt you could successfully replace the foam and still have the sensor work as intended.