Toyota and GM are recalling "certain" 2003 and 2004 Corollas, Corolla
Matrixes, and Pontiac Vibes because the supplemental restraint system
(SRS) circuits "are susceptible to internal shorting." They say such
shorting "may create an abnormal current flow and increased heat
can damage the circuits" and that "This could result in an
deployment of the front airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners."
my '04 Vibe into my old Pontiac (and still Chevy) dealer on
Friday to have
the recall work done. But after leaving the
dealership I discovered that
most of the radio/time panel was dark
and therefore I couldn't tell the time
or know what station I was
tuned to (the radio still worked fine). It was
too late to go back
to the dealer and it's closed on Saturday and Sunday.
if because the problem was obviously caused by the electrical
they did to fix the recall issue, if it's up to them to fix the new
lighting problem on the radio/time panel.
Do I have a case for
insisting that they fix the new problem at no
charge? I've been going to
this dealer for service since I bought
the Vibe (used) from another
dealership in December, '05.
As you probably know, Pontiac Vibes and
Corolla Matrix's were
essentially the same car, produced by a joint