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Old Jan 7, 2019, 10:34 AM
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Cross Member Corrosion recall SR-16-003

Hello Forum, new 2005 MR owner here. Contacted dealer regarding airbag replacement (had never been done/car in storage) to learn that there is a recall for cross member corrosion. I do not suspect this car has an issue, but not happy that the procedure calls for drilling holes in the current cross member to inspect. Was also informed that if the car "fails" inspection that they will keep it until it can be repaired.

I tend to avoid dealers like the plague and wonder what others experience is with this recall. Should I be worried?

Anyone just deactivate the passenger side airbag and call it good?

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Old Jan 14, 2019, 07:04 AM
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Iím also curious about the cross member recall. I havenít adressed the issue on my viii and also despise stealerships. Anyone on here had the cross member recall done?
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Old Jan 14, 2019, 07:18 AM
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Hi Mike / Welcome

If you search " CrossMember " & Cross Member w/a space, there are a few threads discussing the recall.

Regarding the air bag recall, yes we have explored all the options, here on the boards

I disconnected mine for approx 5 years & my Wife convinced me to finally get it done

Luckily we have a solid dealership who had a lot of experience w/this. The whole dash has to come out

They did a great job!!

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Old Jan 26, 2019, 06:45 AM
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I had both recalls done on my car last year. For the airbag recall, they'll have to remove the entire dash. For the cross member, they'll likely respray the cross member with an anti-corrosion coating (really thick paint) if they find light corrosion. Suggest that you require them to remove the entire cross member from teh car if they're going to spray it or else you'll end up with overspray all over the bottom of your car surrounding the cross member. They will push back hard because removing the cross member is a PITA and can require a new alignment depending on how its done.
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From what I understand they have to drill a hole in specific spots to see if the rust damage is sufficient to replace it. Else they just recoat it. I'd also suggest you have them remove it if they decide to coat it, you cant adequately re-coat it if you dont take it down either. The top side where the steering rack mounts would need to be coated as well.
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Also if you can get under the car to inspect it, if the rust isnt bad and only surface rust, you can remove it and recoat it yourself and likely have a better result than what the dealership would do. I just redid mine with POR15.


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Originally Posted by V.8MR View Post
Also if you can get under the car to inspect it, if the rust isnt bad and only surface rust, you can remove it and recoat it yourself and likely have a better result than what the dealership would do. I just redid mine with POR15.


Looks great! decided to hold off on dealership visit as I don't want them messing with the car. cross member should be fine and unplugged passenger air bag. thanks
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