Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ignore This Safety Recall For Now

So I got this safetyrecall notice for my 2004 Dodge Durango. Apparently, the driver's airbag doesn't always work right, particularly if the humidity is high.

However, after telling me this the letter goes on to say: don't bring your truck in for an inspection to see if it needs fixing, because we don't have the parts to fix it at this time. We will let you know when the parts become available.

Oh really? How nice of you to do that. Thanks for the warning.

I told Patti we should've gotten a Ford but she liked the way the Durango looks. And it does look okay, but it's made by Dodge Chrysler. Ugh.

Oh well. My next truck will be a Ford, unless they become as stupid as Chrysler or GM.


julie said...

That was an issue for one of our Hondas, too. Actually, for a lot of different brands, because the airbags are made by a different company than the car manufacturers. We were able to have ours replaced, though.

Airbags: 99 parts part life-saving device, one part nightmare jack-in-the-box.

mushroom said...

I've never been a Dodge/Chrysler guy, but there is no denying they come up with great-looking designs. Vickie would always want to test drive Dodge trucks only to conclude they were "too noisy".

I've been hit in the face with an airbag. I guess it's better than being impaled on a steering column. On the other hand, when you end up hanging upside down by your seatbelt, buckling up seems like a pretty good idea.

Steve Finnell said...


When the subject of Christianity has been debated the majority has never been right.

The majority of first century Jews rejected Jesus as the messiah.---The majority has never been right.

John 4:25, 26 The woman said to Him. "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things."
26 Jesus said to her. "I who speak to you am He."(NKJV)

The majority of world rejects Jesus as the only Savior.---The majority has never been right.

Acts 4:10-12 ...the name of Jesus Christ.....12 "Nor is there no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."(NKJV)

The majority of those who claim to be Christians believe the false doctrine of original sin. They believe that because Adam and Eve sinned that all men are guilty of spiritual sin at birth. They believe in inherited sin.---The majority has never been right.

Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul that sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. (NKJV)

No man has inherited the guilt of Adam. Men will face spiritual death because of their own sins.

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned---(NKJV)

Death spread to all men because all men have sinned.

The majority of those who claim Jesus as Savior believe that modes of water baptism are sprinkling and pouring---The majority has never been right.

Mark 16:16 Whoever trusts and is immersed will be saved; whoever does not trust will be condemned. (Complete Jewish Bible)
Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (The Better Version of the New Testament by Chester Estes)

There are no translations that translate Mark 16:16 as such, "He who believes and has been sprinkled or poured shall be saved."---The majority has never been right.

The majority of Baptist believe that water baptism is not essential to the forgiveness of sins and that once you are saved you can never be lost---The majority of Baptists have never been right.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)
Galatians have fallen from grace.(NKJV)

The majority of those who claim to be Christian believe that their church denomination is the final authority when it comes to faith and practice of the Christian faith---The majority has never been right.

The word of God found in the Bible and the Bible alone is not only the final authority, but the only authority for mankind.


Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.(NKJV)

If the majority were always right there would be many who find life eternal, however---The majority has never been right.

Luke 13:23-24 Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter the narrow gate for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.(NKJV)


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USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hi Julie,
I didn't know that. I reckon I should be glad that's all that may be wrong, considering some of the recalls I have tead about. Good to know that it wasn't a Dodge mistake, although I don't like buying from a car company that was bailed out by tax dollars, which is the main reason this will be the last GM/Chrysler vehicle I will ever own.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hi Mush,
I have never had an airbag deploy on me. Even when I hit a deer in the last car that got totalled by the flood in '07. Incidently, I still get recall notices on that car even though I told them twice I no longer get it. Apparently, it was prone to engine fires so maybe it's a good thing I lost it in the flood.

John Lien said...

Always been a fan of Ford trucks. I'd recommend getting one from the 60s or earlier.

I hate what has become of cars. Just ugly, flimsy appliances on wheels that don't let you do this or that and rat you out when you try to and go POOF! in your face when you run over a squirrel.

I am no longer of this age. I want to drive the trucks that Aragorn and Théoden drove across middle earth. I bet their trucks didn't have no pesky airbags and computers.


julie said...

That would be awesome.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hi John,
I sure wouldn't mind owning a classic Ford, like Aragorn had. Squirrels lived in fear during those days. :)