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AirBag Deception

Thanks for coming down on the right side of this issue.

My opinion is that it is criminal, if the Air Bag Warning Light is bypassed or disabled in anyway. If any kind of dummy device is used that can plug in and turn off the Air Bag Warning Light, that is clearly fraud of a criminal neglegence category and should result in manslaughter charges if someone dies as a result.

The public needs to be educated to know that the Air Bag Light should come on for a few seconds, then go out on a working system if everything is checking out with proper resistance in the circuit. Also, if the Air Bag light fails check and comes on, it means the system requires immediate diagnosis at facility that has the proper scan equipment. The Air Bags may or may not deploy when the light is on and there is an event recognized by the crash module to be severe enough to fire the bags , belt tensioner, side curtains or side airbags etc. and any combination of the above.

It is also important for people to know not to install aftermarket seat covers over seat backs that have Airbags. Some A and B pillar moldings have to be replaced with factory originals, or check manufacturer bullitins about no modification of mounts, otherwise this could intefere with side curtains or  bags, or the mouldings themselves may become dangerous.

There is a looming problem ahead on how old Air Bags can become and still be considered viable. The industry needs to address this problem along with education of the car buying public.

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