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    CPS Technician cookie123's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Mpls MN

    Airbag recall = new car?

    I just got a notice for my Prius. It's a side air bag thing. I'm not a fan of the car and I've had it almost 5 years. It sounds like it's going to be awhile before it's fixed. That worries me. I'm also wondering if it will be unsightly. Lame, right? So, would you get a new car?

    I wouldn't mind getting a new car but I have no idea what I'd get. Something a little bigger probably so the kids have a little more elbow room back there. And I'm tired of slippery leather that makes installing seats difficult! I'd like heated cloth in front.
    PEG - Gramma to:
    Hannah - 16 - Seatbelt! Reya - 1.5 4Ever/BLVD/Peg
    Brett - 15 - Seatbelt Nolan - 2.5 - 4Ever/Fllo
    Matt- 11 - Seatbelt Baby Boy due 1/17/19 Pipa
    Griffin - 6 - Parkway SG

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    Carseat Crazy AnnieW625's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Long Beach, CA
    I wouldn't buy a new car just because of the airbag issue. We drove out Honda Pilot (06) for about a year before they finally got the part for the driver's side airbag, and then we got a rental for the day of the repair. I found out a few months ago that I could've requested a rental for the entire period before the airbag was replaced if I felt unsafe driving my car. We drove our car for about 6 months before the passenger side was fixed and Honda wasn't authorizing rental cars for that fix. I am sure Toyota has a similar program.

    I am kind of tired of the recalls so for my next car I am looking at Volvo, which claims my car will be recall free.
    Annie, 06 Pilot & 13 Passat TDI driving mom to
    DD1, 10 (55" 65#) Safety First Incognito x 2
    DD2, 6 (48" 48#) Britax Frontier 90 and a Peg Perego Viaggio HBB 120



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