A2C2 Calls on eBay to Prohibit Sale of All Airbags
The A2C2 is urging eBay to halt the sale of all airbags and components on eBay.com, calling it the only effective way of preventing the sale of dangerous counterfeit airbags on the site.
Automakers Launch New Non-Saleable Parts/Airbag Lookup Tool
The tool will enable aftermarket parts handlers to identify recalled Takata airbags and work with dealers and others to identify and safely dispose of parts that cannot be resold under Federal law.
Don’t Let Airbags Blow Up in Your Face
When servicing and replacing airbags in vehicles, customer safety is of the utmost importance. Now that there are multiple airbags in vehicles, the challenges for repairers have multiplied too.
Honda Announces New Passenger Front Airbag Design
Honda has announced the development of a new passenger front airbag technology designed to better protect occupants in a wide range of frontal collision scenarios.
IIHS Researchers Find Little Benefit from Knee Airbags
A recent IIHS study shows that one increasingly common type of airbag — the knee airbag — has a negligible effect on injury risk and, in fact, may even increase it in some cases.
ZF Demos Pre-crash External Side Airbag System
ZF, a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, recently gave a live demonstration of the prototype of its new pre-crash occupant safety system with an external side airbag in Memmingen, Germany.
New IIHS Study Indicates Need for Better Rear-Seat Restraint Systems
A new IIHS study of frontal crashes in which belted rear-seat passengers were killed or seriously injured suggests that more sophisticated restraint systems are needed in the back.
U.S. Investigates 12 Million Vehicles Over Potentially Faulty Airbags
NHTSA has expanded an investigation into malfunctioning airbag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles, according to an article by Associated Press.
Airbag Thefts in Hondas Are Up in South Florida
Honda Airbag thefts are up in South Florida after a series of recent car break-ins, according to an article by Local 10 News.
Massachusetts Bill Proposes Making Airbag Fraud a Crime
Insurers are asking Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to sign legislation establishing criminal penalties for selling or installing a counterfeit airbag in a vehicle, according to an article by the Gloucester Daily Times.
Automotive Industry Supplier Says Airbags Outside of Car Could Make Crashes Safer
ZF, an automotive industry supplier, recently told Wired magazine that it could have an “external side airbag” on production cars in two years, even though the idea right now is still a concept.
VIDEO: Counterfeit Airbags, Presented by Honda
In this video, presented by Honda, BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl discusses the growing use of counterfeit airbags, and the dangers of using counterfeit airbags and salvage airbags versus OE airbags.