Is there a deadline on the recall? My passenger seat switch is still working and I am scared to death they will screw something up if I go in for the recall.:willy::willy:
i am not familiar with a PASSENGER SEAT switch...what r we talking about? The only switch that I know of is the drivers' side height adjustment switch.Technically, the statute of limitations has already expired, since it is 10 (or maybe 8) years from the original date of sale of the vehicle.
A recall also effectively expires when there are no longer any repair parts available.
Do you expect to be less scared later?
Yes, that is exactly why I was wondering how long. If I wait till it fails....and that is after they no longer have parts...I am SOL. Its a hard decision after hearing details of crap that happens in dealerships that no longer really care because the car is no longer sold.:cheers:The only reason you might want to wait is to hope the sensor mat fails so you get a new mat with the tape rather than taping your current working (but possibly already damaged) mat. I was fortunate my working mat failed after the recall went into effect but before I had gone in for the fix.
Not sure how you can say that. I have read threads here of people who have had to make multiple trips, leave the car for 1/2 day or all day. First trip was to get it diagnosed and parts ordered 2nd was to get it fixed. Since some dealers are busy it's not like you drive up they order parts and you leave. You drop car off, wait an hour or so till they get to your car and diagnose then find they have to order the parts, order the parts then give you the car back and say come back in xx weeks when the parts are in.For what it's worth the repair didn't take any longer than it would for an oil change. Not a big deal. More time has been spilled on this thread then it takes to make the fix.
You have your dealership trained well. LOLMust be that my dealership (Wally Edgar) has me trained well??? I called about the recall over the phone, they ordered the part, contacted me when the part was in and then I scheduled a service time. Took my wife's Equinox over at the same time and had both the recall AND the oil change done. Both were done in about 45 minutes.
I can neither confirm nor deny that any such activity or activities took place...Did you have to jump up and down on it, or was just standing on it sufficient.....>
Technically, you may have a damaged but functional sensor mat. If it is still working, the tape application will lengthen its life. However, my thinking is that if the mat has already started to tear, it will eventually fail tape or no tape. Unfortunately you cannot have them replace a working mat, only a failed one.When I started the thread, it was not about how long it takes, it was about the collateral damage and the wisdom of fixing something that wasnt broken.