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Old 01-20-2013, 11:21 PM
x3brian x3brian is offline
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I see value in this part but I wouldn't buy it...


I have an 09 (not under recall) and my seat mat sensor was replaced twice while under the 50k mile bumper to bumper warranty for being way too sensitive. If you put a WSJ on the passenger seat it would trigger the seat belt warning.

Now at 108k it started doing it again last summer. What I have discovered is the sensor is heat sensitive. If I go out to my car at lunch on a hot day (100 degrees) the sensor will chime and I just put the seat belt on the passenger seat until the ac cools the cabin down. I can live with this minor inconvenience for a few months every year.

I could fix it with a new mat. Part is around $200....time is about 2 hours and I would have to have the dealer code it for another $150. This isn't worth it to me, but a cheap interface makes sense.

Now why I wouldn't buy do I know the claim the airbag will still deploy is true and has been tested??????? I surely don't want to be the one who finds out.

Last edited by x3brian; 01-20-2013 at 11:23 PM.
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