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Thread: GM recalling 38,000 Pontiac G8s over air-bag issue

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    Here is the official letter GM sent to the NHTSA on the matter:

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/do...1V534-5404.pdf

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    Thank you! ^^ My G8 goes in on Thursday ..will bring this up to them.
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    They mention that reprogramming the airbag module is necessary...is this going to be an issue if i have an ECM/TCM tune on the car? Now that I have the GXP differential in the car I don't think I'm able to put everything completely back to stock before bringing it in for dealer visits. Should I be worried that they'll notice I have the car tuned when performing this recall?
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    ^^^^+1 on this.
    My warranty is gone now that I put the 2300 on but don't want to have to go back to my tuner and have him reinstall my tune. Hope this will not effect the whole ECM/TCM.
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    +1 on this as well, Will I need to reflash back to stock from my VMS Tune?

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    I saw this on another web site:

    "The flaw affects some 38,444 G8 models manufactured between November 2, 2007 and January 22, 2009."
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    Steve from VMS thinks it's unlikely that anything in the ECM/TCM tunes will be affected but can't be sure. I'll wait until they contact me on this one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by I12XLR8 View Post
    Steve from VMS thinks it's unlikely that anything in the ECM/TCM tunes will be affected but can't be sure. I'll wait until they contact me on this one...
    I'll wait as well. Does anyone know a mod friendly dealer in the North Dallas area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersport79 View Post
    Now GM needs to recall the struts, door lock mechanism and rotors and we're good to go LOL
    Wait, whaaa.....?? THREE recalls? Thankfully, I haven't (so far) had any issues with the struts or door lock mechanism (what happens to it?), rotors aren't really that bad.

    All I've had so far (30k miles), I managed to talk the dealer into doing the full pump kit on PIP4395E, the floor mat retainer broke, and I forgot to tell the dealer how goddam slow my driver's window comes up. Maybe if you guys tell me about the struts and door locks I can schmooze the dealer into these preemptive strikes (err, warranty fixes ) before 36k! I'll fix the rotors by doing a CTS-V swap from Greg@WasSlow
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserred View Post
    I forgot to tell the dealer how goddam slow my driver's window comes up.
    Apparently this is 'normal' operation - it appears that all of our cars do this ;-(

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    I'll fix the rotors by doing a CTS-V swap from Greg@WasSlow
    Good call! It sure looks awesome...
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