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On ‎7‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 1:50 PM, Jeff Gabris said:

Took my 2007 Shelby GT500 for airbag replacement today.  They replaced my drivers side cover with a plain Cobra, not happy at all!

I have 800 miles on my car and had it signed by Shelby wanted everything original!

Has anyone else had this problem?

 

Not happy!

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Went to Woodward Cruise as part of Team Shelby Dearborn Invasion on Mustang Alley in Ferndale. Met two guys from Airbag Recall team. Complained about this problem. They took my name and number. Valerie called me Monday morning, gave her my serial number. She called dealer (Dean Sellers, Troy, MI). They called me this morning, went in at 10:45. At 11:00 I was driving out with Shelby GT500 black wheel center installed. I guess third time's the charm.

Valerie said I could give her number for help with air bag problems: (313) 621-0641

 

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Called to check on mine for the Ford GT.  I was told that I had the reacall done :).  Seems that someone used the wrong VIN in a air bag swap on a house call (which is allowed on Ford GTs.)  Several hours tracking down the mystery dealer and when I found out where he was I knew exactly what happened.  Now Ford has to get the OASIS entries corrected - so that his has it recorded as being done and mine is clear so my dealer can order the parts. 

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34 minutes ago, jguyer said:

Went to Woodward Cruise as part of Team Shelby Dearborn Invasion on Mustang Alley in Ferndale. Met two guys from Airbag Recall team. Complained about this problem. They took my name and number. Valerie called me Monday morning, gave her my serial number. She called dealer (Dean Sellers, Troy, MI). They called me this morning, went in at 10:45. At 11:00 I was driving out with Shelby GT500 black wheel center installed. I guess third time's the charm.

Valerie said I could give her number for help with air bag problems: (313) 621-0641

 

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That's the same spot I walked up on the same 2, boy did they get an earful from me on this matter!

 

 

 

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Has anyone looked into this airbag recall litigation?

Hear advertisements on radio, don't like to get involved as lawyers are the only ones that really make out on these lawsuits. Besides, until the airbag goes off, I'm satisfied with recall.

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I had both driver and passenger sides replaced a couple of weeks ago on my 2008. The only parts replaced were the inflators behind the bags, what is seen while sitting in the driver and passenger seats were reused, no changes to the covers. 

I have pictures of each side being removed, the inflators replaced with the units laying on the work station and the re-install of each................and I am still getting recall notices!!!

 

R

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The problem here is getting an appointment at the Ford dealer to get it done.  Shortage of mechanics has caused delays.  My 2011 GT350 is finally done and they were careful to not do any damage to the CS signed panel.  Now to get the wife's 2011 Mustang GT done on the passenger side.  It is a quick job that only takes a trained mechanic about 20-30 minutes, but the car sometimes has to wait a few hours in line, even with an appointment, before they get to it.   Whenever I have gone into service for oil change or other work, I have left copies of the copious amount of Ford recall notices on the seat.

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Passenger side completed last Friday here in Kennesaw, GA.  Both mine are good now!

Yes, they are serious...  I received 5 letters and a postcard last year.

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I got my GT (the GT and Mustang share parts) done a couple of weeks ago.  It was a disaster.  It started off three months ago with Ford claiming I'd had the recalls done already.  It turned out that the original owner had an in-house job done and they used my VIN on one of his cars.  It took three months to get it straightened out.  Finally get it done and it took a month to schedule.  Service guy in and out and seemingly not real interested in getting it done.  Finally nailed him on a date.  Got Ford to foot the bill to pick up the car (a Ford GT perk).  Got it there, did the recall and from the dealer it was supposed to go to a shop managed by the main high performance vehicle guy at the dealer chain.  Well, he says it will be three weeks now.  So I cancel about $3K of work with him and will do it myself.  Want them to tow the car back to my place instead of the shop and Ford says the tow was one way.  Well, it's really an allowance and the service guy blew it on the "to the dealer" part.  Fortunately I had AAA and got the car back home OK.  Now it's time to change the oil and undo all the mods to put it back to stock and hopefully get this thing sold. 

Bottom line is if you're in Vegas I cannot recommend Gaudin Ford or Ford Country (same management).  Ackerman is a cool guy but he's got some incompetent fools working for him.

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On ‎8‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 10:19 AM, jguyer said:

Went to Woodward Cruise as part of Team Shelby Dearborn Invasion on Mustang Alley in Ferndale. Met two guys from Airbag Recall team. Complained about this problem. They took my name and number. Valerie called me Monday morning, gave her my serial number. She called dealer (Dean Sellers, Troy, MI). They called me this morning, went in at 10:45. At 11:00 I was driving out with Shelby GT500 black wheel center installed. I guess third time's the charm.

Valerie said I could give her number for help with air bag problems: (313) 621-0641

 

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I have a custom center decal om my 2008 Shelby BJ Mustang and Aron Shelby signed dash cover.  I have ignored recall not wanting the airbag cover on steering wheel replaced with a new Tri Pony Logo.  I figured a competent mechanic that takes their time could replace the passenger side but not letting Ford touch driver side...….

Just my thoughts    GG

 

 

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8 hours ago, TAPD117 said:

 

I have a custom center decal om my 2008 Shelby BJ Mustang and Aron Shelby signed dash cover.  I have ignored recall not wanting the airbag cover on steering wheel replaced with a new Tri Pony Logo.  I figured a competent mechanic that takes their time could replace the passenger side but not letting Ford touch driver side...….

Just my thoughts    GG

As stated in other posts in this thread they only replace the canister behind the airbag itself. The original parts "should" remain. I have also watched a video of how the work is done if I can find it I will attach it to this thread. I would think if you gave something in writing (with a picture of your center cap) to the service manager stating that the cap is not to be replaced, and have them sign it you should be good to go. Of course I still haven't had mine done yet because I don't trust the dealers in my area, once I hear from someone around me that had them done I will schedule it.

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The original exposed parts are not altered in any way.   Only the canister is replaced.  (It's unfortunate because my GT center decal is starting to show the dreaded GT decal rot and I wish they had replaced it :( )

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12 hours ago, TAPD117 said:

 

I have a custom center decal om my 2008 Shelby BJ Mustang and Aron Shelby signed dash cover.  I have ignored recall not wanting the airbag cover on steering wheel replaced with a new Tri Pony Logo.  I figured a competent mechanic that takes their time could replace the passenger side but not letting Ford touch driver side...….

Just my thoughts    GG

 

 

de

As others have already mentioned if the dealership follows the correct recall procedure only the inflator canisters will be replaced which will leave the original covers in place. Unfortunately some dealerships have not followed the correct recall procedures and have ordered a complete airbag assembly through their parts department which results in both the inflator canister and cover being replaced.

Best suggestion I have for owners is when speaking with the service writer make sure the service writer understands the correct  replacement process and perhaps even have them make a note on the service ticket that inflator canister only is to be replaced.

One other suggestion is to pick your car up as soon as possible so that if there is a problem the dealership will not have time to have "lost" your original airbag cover. 

Steve

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I made an appointment...

When arriving for my appointment I had my service writer bring the Service Mgr out to my car, I had them look at my passenger side airbag cover with my autograph. Took a picture with both of them there. The Mgr assured me that they would take great care of my car, I wasn't the 1st customer that had the same concerns. Plus I waited for my car, no way in hell I was dropping it off. Took less than 30 minutes.

No regrets since everyone was on the same page....

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On 1/15/2019 at 11:11 PM, stpracer43 said:

Passenger side completed last Friday here in Kennesaw, GA.  Both mine are good now!

Yes, they are serious...  I received 5 letters and a postcard last year.

Tidwell Ford? My B-I-L sells cars there.... We bought our new Taurus from him.

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