SaturnFans.com
saturnfans.com - classifieds - forums - webmail


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Categories > General Saturn Discussion

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2000, 04:12 PM   #1
Skotter
Junior Member
Skotter is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 28
Default Head Curtain Airbags - QED

The Santa Rosa dealer faxed me the information that Saturn is distributing to its dealers regarding the new 2001 series cars. I'll attempt to retype it here verbatim, but I apologize in advance for any typos:

<b>HEAD CURTAIN AIRBAGS will NOT be available at the Start of Regular Production for the 2001 model Year S SERIES cars. Head Curtain Airbags are "scheduled" to be introduced (ramp up plan) during September production on the S SERIES.

At this time Head Curtain Airbag (option code ASF) production is scheduled to begin the week of September 11, 2000 for the S SERIES products. A ramp up schedule has been established.

120 vehicles will be produced the week of 9/11/00 with ASF.

360 vehicles will be produced the week of 9/18/00 with ASF.

800 vehicles will be produced the week of 9/25/00 with ASF.

FREE FLOW Market Demand the week of 10/2/00 for ASF.

We will set up our system allowing each Marketing Area to change ONE order to include "Head Curtain Airbags (ASF)" until the maximum production level of 120 has been reached for the Target Production Week (TPW) of 9/11/00. TWO orders can be changed to include ASF until the maximum production level of 360 has been reached for the TPW of 9/18/00. THREE orders can be changed to include ASF until the maximum production level of 800 has been reached for the TPW of 9/25/00. ALL orders with a TPW of 10/2/00 can be changed to include ASF (FREE FLOW option.


HEAD CURTAIN AIRBAGS are "scheduled" to be available at the Start of Regular Production for the 2001 Model Year L SERIES cars. The following Head Curtain Airbag ramp up plan has been established:

Week of 7/31/00 - up to 10% of production

Week of 8/07/00 - up to 20% of production

Week of 8/14/00 - up to 40% of production

Week of 8/21/00 - Market Demand (Free Flow)

PLEASE NOTE: NO S SERIES or L SERIES orders have been generated with HEAD CURTAIN AIRBAGS (ASF). Retail facilities should add this new option to orders at their discretion.

- At this time retail facilities CANNOT add ASF to the S SERIES order because we have only generated orders for production through the week of 8/21/00. Again, Head Curtain Airbags are not scheduled to be introduced on the S SERIES product until the week of 9/11/00.

- Retail facilities should be able to add Head Curtain Airbags (ASF) to 2001 MY, L SERIES orders because we have generated orders for the production of weeks of 7/31/00, 8/7/00, 8/14/00, and 8/21/00.
</b>
Skotter is offline  
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 07-26-2000, 04:33 PM   #2
GoKyu L300
Member
GoKyu L300 is on a distinguished road
 
GoKyu L300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 438
Default

Skotter:

Awesome news, thanks

Looks like I can get my 2001 L-200, and have the ASF option added at the retailer

-Bryan
GoKyu L300 is offline  
Old 07-26-2000, 05:21 PM   #3
Spork
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

They are not adding airbags to LS's at dealers, only to the orders for the cars. They are saying if you have an order for a 2001 in, be sure to update the side airbag option on that order.
 
Old 07-27-2000, 07:52 AM   #4
BobL
Master Member
BobL is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,559
Default

Don't even think of getting safety equipment like that added to an existing car.

The dealers absolutely will not install this type of item. If they were to do so, you wouldn't want to hear the cost of buying the parts individually and the labor involved in installing them.

If the system is a requirement for you (and having lived in New Orleans can understand why you may need it), do wait until it can be ordered for you.
BobL is offline  
Old 07-27-2000, 08:43 AM   #5
GoKyu L300
Member
GoKyu L300 is on a distinguished road
 
GoKyu L300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 438
Default

I just read the new headline on the Saturnalia front page about the side head impact bags...Yeah, when I order my new L-200, I'll just tell them to have it installed at the factory....

-Bryan
GoKyu L300 is offline  
Old 07-27-2000, 12:11 PM   #6
saturncanuck
Senior Member
saturncanuck is on a distinguished road
 
saturncanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,378

2006 ION-3 Sedan
2006 ION-3 Sedan
Default

Hmmmmmm

Side curtain?? Why, if it is such a great safety advance, isn't it standard? This is just more of the ABS issue I raised with my thread (q.v.).
saturncanuck is offline  
Old 07-27-2000, 03:36 PM   #7
Skotter
Junior Member
Skotter is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 28
Default

Well, I think all the arguements regarding the issue of standard vs. non-standard safety issues have been discussed in the other thread.

I know that personally, I like options. It bugs me already that I won't be able to turn off the daylight running lamps: I may never turn it off, but I would like to have the option.
Skotter is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headliner and Side Curtain Airbags JTav8r L-Series Tech 0 05-25-2007 12:03 PM
VUE Head Curtain Airbag Video OhioVueBoy Vue General 6 06-13-2006 09:04 PM
FS: S-series airbags, PCM, head, and others teamscr Classifieds 3 04-16-2005 09:14 PM
Cargo Cover With Side Head Curtain Air Bags on '04? Black-N-Tan Vue General 12 01-27-2004 08:20 PM
Head Curtain Air Bags?? jeffbet General Saturn Discussion 7 04-02-2002 03:52 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:06 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.