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Air bag light on - Replace Clockspring
The airbag warning light came on and stayed on last week. My RAV4 is out of the warrenty period (purchased new in July 2007 although mileage is just under 60,000 mi). Took it to my local repair shop. Without even looking they guessed that it was the clockspring. After bringing it in and reading the comptuer codes, they confirmed that the clockspring needs to be replaced. Shop said they cannot buy an aftermakert part anymore and need to get an OEM part from Toyota, which is expensive. Called Toyota dealer service center to just double check if there is any official recall for this problem. Apparently there is a similar recal on the Tundra but not the Rav4.
Local shop completes the repair and I have to pay the part + labor. $400+ This leaves me not too happy with Toyota for selling a car with a major saftey part that goes bad just after the warrenty expires.
Just wondering how many Rav4 owners here have experienced the problem?