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Old 09-11-2016
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I've been trying to do a search for air bag recall and I give up. I have had the driver side air bag in my 2005 and got a notice that the passenger side air bag needs to be replaced but Dodge doesn't have the parts. I would like to disconnect the passenger side air bag until Dodge gets the parts. Anybody done this?

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I've been trying to do a search for air bag recall and I give up. I have had the driver side air bag in my 2005 and got a notice that the passenger side air bag needs to be replaced but Dodge doesn't have the parts. I would like to disconnect the passenger side air bag until Dodge gets the parts. Anybody done this?

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If you have the recall notice they have to get the parts.
You might find your answer here too.
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I know they have to get the parts but they don't have them now. That's why I want to disconnect the passenger side airbag. When I got the recall for the driver side airbag it was a long time until they got the parts to replace it. I didn't realize how dangerous these air bags were until I met a guy that was almost killed by one of these airbags. Metal airbag parts were stuck in his throat, chest and shoulder that had to be surgically removed. The one in the throat was the most serious.
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Two choices. Either drive it or park it. To even give you the instructions to do so would leave people such as myself liable. And realisticly you risk your own well being to do this yourself.

So as a professional leave it and wait for the dealer to take care of it. If you can't find one to do it find another dealer who can.
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Just like the problems VW had many years ago with their Mark IV cars air bags it is more risky to mess with these then it is to drive with a recall. You take your own risk. You could pull the power from the airbag and run the risk of it blowing with you fooling with it or you can risk your passenger and drive with it. Or the best option is park the truck and wait. I am sure Dodge will only be a few weeks at most for parts. If it becomes too big of a deal just like MAX said take the truck to another dealer. IMO Do not mess with that airbag. My buddy and I reset on on a VW many years ago and it blew. Luckily we were out side of the vehicle with the VAGCOM on top of the car and door closed when it went. One of the scariest things I have ever seen and all we did was reset his airbag light. Hope you get it fixed.
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