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Scion tC Airbag Clockspring Replacement?

An airbag clockspring replacement is an important safety service, and the cost depends on the type of car you have.

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Scion tC Airbag Clockspring Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Scion tC Airbag Clockspring Replacement is $819. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2014 Scion tC
2.5L L4 Base • 21,000 miles
Monterey Park CA 91756
Apr 28, 2021
$671 - $821
2009 Scion tC
2.4L L4 Base • 41,000 miles
Anaheim CA 92850
Apr 15, 2021
$650 - $794
2007 Scion tC
2.4L L4 Base • 35,000 miles
El Segundo CA 90245
Apr 7, 2021
$689 - $843
2011 Scion tC
2.5L L4 • 139,000 miles
Peoria AZ 85381
Mar 4, 2021
$667 - $815
2008 Scion tC
2.4L L4 Spec • 52,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94110
Feb 14, 2021
$612 - $748
2015 Scion tC
2.5L L4 Base • 70,000 miles
Fresno CA 93705
Nov 20, 2020
$764 - $934
2013 Scion tC
2.5L L4 Base • 117,000 miles
Grand Terrace CA 92313
Nov 19, 2020
$786 - $960
2012 Scion tC
2.5L L4 Base • 110,000 miles
Long Beach CA 90813
Nov 3, 2020
$847 - $1,035
2015 Scion tC
2.5L L4 Base • 58,000 miles
Costa Mesa CA 92628
Oct 19, 2020
$841 - $1,027
2012 Scion tC
2.5L L4 Base • 45,000 miles
Apple Valley CA 92307
Sep 15, 2020
$839 - $1,025
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What is an Airbag Clockspring?

The airbag system, also referred to as the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), is one of the most important safety features in your car. When your car is involved in an accident, the numerous airbags throughout the car are inflated and deployed, cushioning your body as it moves with the impact of the collision. At the very least, this can keep you from some serious bruises and cuts. At the best, it can save your life. The clockspring is part of the driver’s airbag system. It’s located directly behind the steering wheel, right in front of you. The clockspring contains a series of wires that transmit electricity. These wires power the deployment of the airbag if you’re in an accident. But they also do a fair it more. Those wires also power the horn, and all the other features of your car that are connected to the steering wheel. Cruise control? Those wires are part of the airbag clockspring. Stereo volume buttons on your steering wheel? Gets its electricity through the airbag clockspring. So, the clockspring, while a vital safety feature that is an integral part of your airbag system, does a lot more than just help control the airbags. In other words: It’s pretty darn important. Thankfully, the airbag clockspring is highly durable. In most cases, it will last for the life of your car, unless you’re involved in an accident that deploys the airbag.

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Symptoms of a failing Airbag Clockspring

Airbag has been deployed

If you’re in an accident, the driver’s side airbag will likely deploy. The airbag clockspring will do it’s job, providing the electricity necessary to get the airbag to deploy. That might save your life! But after the excitement of having your life saved, reality sets in, and you remember that you’ve got some damage to your car that needs to be fixed or replaced. And that includes your airbag clockspring.

Electrical components aren’t working

The wiring in the airbag clockspring gets electricity to your car’s steering wheel-mounted components. So, if your horn isn’t working, or the stereo controls on the steering wheel aren’t working, or whatever other gadgets your car has on the steering wheel, then you’ve likely got an airbag clockspring issue. The clockspring may not sound like an important part of your car, but as soon as you start experiencing these failures, you’ll realize just how vital it is. And you’ll be annoyed when that jerk cuts you off and nothing happens as you repeatedly smash the horn.

Airbag warning light comes on

Warning lights are extremely important, and serve to…well, warn you. And you’d be wise to listen. Most modern cars have airbag warning lights. You might see the word “airbag” illuminated, or perhaps just “SRS.” Either way, pay attention. That’s your safety system we’re dealing with. It’s not to be taken lightly. Get it? Lightly? Nevermind. Just pay attention to the light.

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How urgent is an Airbag Clockspring replacement?

Your car will drive fine even with a malfunctioning clockspring. But you’ll be without some key electrical components, and, more dangerously, without your steering wheel airbag. Don’t be foolish and get it fixed immediately.

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