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'99 Chevy Prizm

Q: I took my ’99 Chevy Prizm to a dealer because the air bag light was coming on. They said it was a module located in the driver’s seat that wasn’t operating properly. It was going to cost $1200 + and they would have to send it to a shop to have the seat cover repaired. They said the cost of the part is $900.. Can you tell me what is up?

- John S.

A: I’m somewhat surprised that the seat has to be sent out to have the cover repaired. Unless it is damaged, the seat cover is not difficult to service. The module that is mounted in the seat back is pricey, in the area of $640 according to my GM supplier, if we’re both talking about the same part. You can check around a bit, but you’re going to find that the repair of you vehicle’s air bag system is a costly venture.

 
     
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