Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Missing Air Bags the Cause of 1 out of 5 Fatalities
Get those airbags checked. Especially if you are shopping for a used car. It could save your life.
A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds that nearly one in five fatal accidents involve cars that have missing air bags. Automobile Industry experts project that that as many as 1 out of 25 previously deployed air bags are not properly replaced.
Carfax offers free reported air bag deployment information on its website, www.carfax.com/airbag in an effort to protect car buyers, current owners and innocent passengers. They also recommend that drivers that have had their car's air bags replaced to ensure that all air bags are functioning correctly. Used car shoppers are urged as well to have an ASE-certified mechanic or body shop inspect the vehicle's air bag system before a purchase is made.
Carfax communications director Larry Gamache is available for interview to discuss the dangers of improperly repaired air bags and offer tips for avoiding the purchase of unsafe vehicles.