Fella's, Robo and Mike. (Mike it is Bill, not Bob. We spoke way back when I first needed forum help some 5 years ago. You pitched in, thx.)
As usual, there is more to the story .......
Long story short ...... five years ago when I got my SKY, the passenger airbag status strip on the dash DID NOT illuminate.
My non-dealer auto shop tested the system and wrote on the service order (I have a copy), that the lamp was burned out. The service order included a quote to repair the lamp (and specified the lamp was the problem and the airbag system was OK). I trusted their opinion and have driven defensively in addition, but DID NOT bother to fix the lamp.
So, you see my situation does not really involve removal (in my opinion) of the seat. And, if it is removal of the dash, well, we'll have to have a talk about the dealer doing that previous to proceeding.
My recall letter includes the refund form. It will be interesting if GM refunds my expense of the lamp issue opinion. I'll not cry if they don't. GM might quickly conclude, incorrectly IMO, that the lamp failure is outside the PPS issue and write DNA (does NOT apply). Hmmmm, OK.
I've made a dealer appointment a couple weeks out, but I am considering stopping at the dealer service dept and have a discussion now as to what I believe the situation. Of course, if it is true the PSS is OK, then WILL they cover the cost of the lamp correction work? When I made the appointment, I only made reference to the recall letter with no comments about the previous lamp opinion.
HOWEVER, ultimately the lamp has to be fixed with the final fix, when it comes. And, as to paying us off, as previous speculation, how can that ever happen on a safety issue? Payment can't happen, IMO.
Actually I'm happy with the way things are right now, and not having to worry about a mishap with my car in other's hands. I've only driven the car about 25 miles since I paid the top area detail-er to do a great job!!
Any input out there to my approach to this problem? All opinions appreciated.