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Posted: 22.03.2024  ·  #1
The airbag warning light has just come on my 2017 Fiat Ducato based motorhome. I see it is a fairly common fault from a Mobilvetta owners group. It appears there are a few firms in the UK, Crash Data etc where you can send the ecu to be fixed re set. Has anyone had the same problem in Ireland and how did you get it fixed?


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Posted: 22.03.2024  ·  #2
A friend of mine got the same airbag light and it took FIAT months to source the replacement module.
I've seen a lot of reports of people using Crash Data to get theirs sorted. It appears Crash Data take just a few days to return the fixed module.

This kind of stuff shouldn't be happening modern vehicles seen to be stuffed with unreliable electronics. My MB C200 is currently under surgery costing in the region of €850 following its Electronic Steering Lock going AWOL


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I have a contact who can sort that out in Co Wexford, he is aware of a fault particularly in motorhomes, if the battery has run down because of lack of use, and the unit looses it's memory, in case that's not the reason, he would like to know what the fault code is saying, and would prefer to have the vehicle on site in order to clear the fault codes and make sure its working correctly when reinstalled, cost is approx €200.


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I have a contact who can sort that out in Co Wexford, he is aware of a fault particularly in motorhomes, if the battery has run down because of lack of use, and the unit looses it's memory, in case that's not the reason, he would like to know what the fault code is saying, and would prefer to have the vehicle on site in order to clear the fault codes and make sure its working correctly when reinstalled, cost is approx €200.


Can you pm or email his contact details please Martin?
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I have a contact who can sort that out in Co Wexford, he is aware of a fault particularly in motorhomes, if the battery has run down because of lack of use, and the unit looses it's memory, in case that's not the reason, he would like to know what the fault code is saying, and would prefer to have the vehicle on site in order to clear the fault codes and make sure its working correctly when reinstalled, cost is approx €200.

This is exactly the reason why this forum needs to stay


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Posted: 22.03.2024  ·  #7
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Just get new one .... I had this problem with a previous van done the rounds will with all the cash data and the fella that knew a fella that had a fix , in the end my local fiat dealer fitted a new one end of problem !


OK so, if I may ask?, what year is your big white box, what was at fault and what did they replace that solved it and at what cost


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My airbag lights came on around the tail of year 2. My Fiat was 2016 (15 model). At that time I knew it was a common fault and tackled Fiat Ireland who replaced the unit without my having to fight my corner. Donagheys fitted it free of charge.
On the GB forums people still report faults on a weekly basis. To be fair crash data seem to have a good record for fix’s as reported by forum users.
Certainly you could go to Fiat professional for a replacement but I don’t suppose you would get much change from €1000 In my opinion the £80 or so cost by crash data is a decent gamble.
I don’t think modules are in short supply nowadays, I think that was a blip during Covid disruption.

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Posted: 23.03.2024  ·  #10
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OK so, if I may ask?, what year is your big white box, what was at fault and what did they replace that solved it and at what cost

Sorry didn't mean for my last post to come across so flippant, My story is very like @Davy , it was around covid time the van was 2010 I don't own it anymore, the problem was with the ECU I got a right run around over a 4 month period from 2 fiat dealers who were unable to get a ECU at the time one dealer took one out of a similar van they had on site but that didn't work. I then sent the old ECU to Crash data but the light came back on after a week. In the end the Fiat professional in Drogheda was most helpful they contacted Italy and reprogrammed the ECU, I was charged 2 hours labour , By all means if the OP wants to take a punt on crash data but my first port of call would be a good Fiat professional explaining the well know problem and see where they go from there if nothing else they will be able to confirm it is the ECU.


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Posted: 23.03.2024  ·  #11
About the beginning of April last year, I was taking the van out for a drive. While going around a roundabout, the fault appeared again. This time the light didn't go out. I had the battery replaced just in case that would help, it didn't, the mechanic told me there was nothing wrong with my battery. Taking advice on the forum , I contacted Crash data, they told me they were very busy and couldn't guarantee a fast turnaround, I was going to France and my ferry was only a week away, so I decided to just put up with the warning light until I came home. I sent the ecu to Crash data on Monday afternoon, got an email on Tuesday lunchtime saying the unit was fixed and had been dispatched, I received it back on Wednesday and it was back in the van less than 48 hours after it had been removed. 👍 I think the total cost was about 90 pounds including postage. A great service.


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Posted: 23.03.2024  ·  #12
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OK so, if I may ask?, what year is your big white box, what was at fault and what did they replace that solved it and at what cost

Sorry didn't mean for my last post to come across so flippant, My story is very like @Davy , it was around covid time the van was 2010 I don't own it anymore, the problem was with the ECU I got a right run around over a 4 month period from 2 fiat dealers who were unable to get a ECU at the time one dealer took one out of a similar van they had on site but that didn't work. I then sent the old ECU to Crash data but the light came back on after a week. In the end the Fiat professional in Drogheda was most helpful they contacted Italy and reprogrammed the ECU, I was charged 2 hours labour , By all means if the OP wants to take a punt on crash data but my first port of call would be a good Fiat professional explaining the well know problem and see where they go from there if nothing else they will be able to confirm it is the ECU.


Forget about this bit ("Sorry didn't mean for my last post to come across so flippant" ) the reason I asked you for a response was because your first post was of no help, you obviously had a problem, where as your answer ( second post ) provides an amount of information that is useful to the Forum as a whole.Thanks for that. :up:
This particular problem seems to me to have a few different aspects to it, regular work/courier vans don't seem to have it as often as motorhome/ campervans, and it can be either, in the Air Bag system, which produces a fault in the EMU or the EMU which is showing a fault in the Air Bag system, which is actually a fault internally in itself, so the difficulty may be in discovering which is which. If that makes sense.


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Posted: 24.03.2024  ·  #13
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265…=WHATS_APP
Have used this guy before and he is great, just take the ecu unit out front under the centre console, it is literally a 5min job post it off, and within 2 to 3 days you have it back again for something like £50 odd pounds or so, also you can contact yhem via phone first if you are not sure, 100% highly recommend them


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Posted: 25.03.2024  ·  #14
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265…=WHATS_APP
Have used this guy before and he is great, just take the ecu unit out front under the centre console, it is literally a 5min job post it off, and within 2 to 3 days you have it back again for something like £50 odd pounds or so, also you can contact yhem via phone first if you are not sure, 100% highly recommend them


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So after dithering for a while I decided to take out the airbag ecu Yesterday and I have sent it to Northern Autotech in the UK.
I watched a YouTube video on how to remove the ecu which is located behind the engine battery towards the centre console.
The video made it look easy, disconnect the battery, undo three nuts, unplug two connectors!!! Simple.

To be honest if you are a contortionist with the hands of a five year old it would be simple. But bits of trim, matting, centre console and lying between the front seats and having to use a spanner as I couldn’t get to the nuts with a ratchet made a 5 minute job take 20. Still not bad.

So I post it to Northern Autotech, they can hopefully fix it, price to be determined by them when they know what they need to do. Then I’m having it shipped to Address Pal and forwarded here.

Northern Autotech wouldn’t post back to ROI they said they’d ship to NI or I could arrange a courier.

The ECU will cost me more with the double VAT and 10% custom duty. Which I could have saved if I had sent to NI and forwarded here. But I didn’t want to inconvenience anyone else.

Hopefully I’ll get it back next week. I’m already looking forward to re fitting it.


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Posted: 27.04.2024  ·  #17
I got my Airbag Ecu back from Northern Autotech yesterday, they had it for 2 weeks. Cost to fix £110 plus £10 postage (to a UK address) plus vat £24. Then I used address pal to forward from the UK to here £6.50 then an extra €34.60 customs, Vat and a post fee.

Good point, it is fixed.
Bad points, their prices have risen quite a bit from previous years. Also they were a lot slower than their website indicates.

I am now aware there are one or two options to get the same service in Ireland.


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Posted: 14.05.2024  ·  #18
Airbag light come on my dash and took it to a fellow close to me, I was waiting 3 weeks rang him and said he just has to program it now. So I order another airbag module from Costal motorhomes arrived 3 days later. Six weeks passed and rang again about module said it was done put in the module no change and had to go back to him he plugged it in to diagnostic lights went out. So now I have sent both modules to Crash data to get a proxi alignment on the new module.

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