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How to avoid life-and-death airbag scams

How to avoid life-and-death airbag scams

If you are in the market for a used car, one vital component to ensure is functional is also impossible to inspect with the naked eye—the airbag system. More often than you would believe, people who prep used cars for resale will use all sorts of creative methods to avoid the extra expense of properly replacing a deployed airbag. There have been reports of airbags simply being jammed back into the steering wheel (rendering it useless), and airbag compartments being stuffed with everything from packing peanuts to beer cans. Dozens of deaths occur on our roadways each year because of airbag fraud. So what are the best ways to avoid an injury to yourself or a passenger from such danger on the road? Here are some red flags to watch out for when shopping for a used vehicle: The seller is reluctant to or even refuses to provide a vehicle history report from a reputable source like CARFAX. The seller cannot produce inspection documents verifying (if the vehicle has been i ... read more