I don't think you were ripped off. Now does that sit well.....no....of course not. I did a quick estimate attached below. The labor charge I did was about 75 per hour. Remember labor charges for different areas are different.
Wiring.....it isn't always easy to fix. For this system they have to be right on since this is a safety item. Although you would hope they would be on anything.
My cost for the front sensor is even a little more....so they were a little less.
Plus with these systems.....you have to run the diagnostic check and use their tester to reset the system.
I am with you on not being happy about the cost but.......it is close.........
Not too long ago after I changed the multifunction switch on a Mercedes.....before I installed the steering wheel plus the air bag....I did a quick turn the key on to check the switch. That instantly set the air bag light because it didn't see the airbag.....$45 to reset because I didn't have the MB reset tester.
Again, labor rates are different for different areas. I believe they may have it posted.
I hope this helps some.........
Also, I checked for any recalls on your vehicle....I don't see any at this time.
Thanks for the information bluelightnin6.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 AT 9:15 PM