Detroit-area drivers may have recently seen the national warning issued to drivers about faulty replacement air bags in cars. When a car accident occurs, air bags can sometimes be the difference between life and death. The warning was issued for car owners whose air bags were recently repaired after a collision. Counterfeit air bags may have been installed, and as a result, air bags could fail to properly inflate in a future accident.
While the majority of vehicles owners should not be concerned, those owners who have had their air bags replaced in the past three years should take note of the warning. Those who have bought air bags online, or who have had their cars repaired at a repair shop other than a dealership are at risk.