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Author Topic: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor  (Read 10490 times)

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Offline sLAsh

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Maybe they will make the airbag always on and give us a decal to stick over the airbag light that says no kids

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received mine Tues. 28th.

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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2017, 12:26:06 PM »
Hey Guys,
Are the new mats actually available?
The sensor in my Opel is broken AGAIN(3rd time now..
 And tbh the seat is barely used for anything, not even a bag), but Opel told me the recall does not apply for the GT and they could only offer a "normal" replacement sensor plus mat.

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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #128 on: September 12, 2017, 01:17:27 PM »
Hey Guys,
Are the new mats actually available?
The sensor in my Opel is broken AGAIN(3rd time now..
 And tbh the seat is barely used for anything, not even a bag), but Opel told me the recall does not apply for the GT and they could only offer a "normal" replacement sensor plus mat.


Ugh.  No we have had no word that there is an upgraded replacement available yet (if ever).
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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2017, 01:28:37 PM »
Yeah, what is the time line they are supposed to have a fix for this?
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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #130 on: September 14, 2017, 03:31:56 PM »
Damn. Guess I have to buy the standard replacement AGAIN.  :(

I hope you'll get the "New stuff" soon. :cool:

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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #131 on: September 21, 2017, 05:06:07 PM »
Damn. Guess I have to buy the standard replacement AGAIN.  :(

I hope you'll get the "New stuff" soon. :cool:

Definitely keep your invoices on that. I can't see GM getting out of reimbursing you.

I suspect GM will contact EU regulators and initiate a recall once the NHTSA solution has been approved. At which point, they will probably reimburse drivers in the EU for past replacements, which is their standard protocol.

I'm a bit surprised they haven't done that already, since GM is supposed to alert regulators when a known defect exists.

Over here, I thought I was bit by this finally. But it turns out the clockspring in my steering wheel broke. So the service airbag was the driver's airbag(!).

Dealer thinks my clockspring broke late last year when I had to force-steer after the ECU died, and the car spun out. I was probably pressing 300 pounds of force on the steering wheel, and today's GM steering wheels are not designed for an engine-off spinout. My CNA extended warranty covered it, and the one week (pony car) rental. I did get a free inspection of the ignition switch, which looks fine apparently.
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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #132 on: September 26, 2017, 03:27:57 PM »
Oh damn.
I had to force steer mine too...
The alternator died, two months ago.

The "Service Airbag" warning showed up two weeks ago and did not return so far... How do you know whether the clockspring or sensor mat is broken? Does the small indicator light for the passenger seat still work when the clockspring is causing the warning?

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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #133 on: September 26, 2017, 07:25:57 PM »
Odds are that it's your mat in the passenger seat Napi. A broken clock spring is an extremely rare occurrence but every situation is different of course.
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Re: Campaign to Initiate NHTSA Investigation into Kappa Passenger Presence Sensor
« Reply #134 on: September 27, 2017, 08:46:17 AM »
The "Service Airbag" warning showed up two weeks ago and did not return so far... How do you know whether the clockspring or sensor mat is broken? Does the small indicator light for the passenger seat still work when the clockspring is causing the warning?

If the ON/OFF passenger airbag lights are working properly (when you do/do not have a passenger in the seat), then yes, your mat is OK.
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