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Renault Clio airbag deploys while driving
I was driving a long a local road at 30 miles an hour, where there was no traffic about. Then I hear a loud bag and see smoke in the car, and notice the passenger airbag in the side of the seat has gone off. I at first thought I had clipped something but I hadn't. It was the noise of the airbag. It had just gone off while I was driving a long, it must be faulty as it didn't even inflate. It was lucky there was no one in the passenger seat - airbags are supposed to protect you!
I am very annoyed that this has happened, because it obviously shouldn't! I have gone to my local Renault dealership, who want to charge me an whopping £2700 to replace the seat, airbag and electronics for it. The car itself was brought 2nd hand in 2006. The car itself is not going to be worth more than £4000!!! I am unwilling to pay this however I know it will fail its MOT at the end of the year.
Has anyone else experienced a similar thing? I am looking to go to my solicitor because I am NOT willing to pay that sum of money. For which I will see none of it back. I think Renault are just been greedy. I spoke to a friend who works at Mitsubishi who said they would repair it at no expense for their customers.
I am baffled this has happened at baffled at the price that Renault think I am going to pay to get it fixed.