By Jennifer Geiger on October 17, 2012
Counterfeit airbags are dangerous, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants consumers to see the risks for themselves.
Last week, NHSTA issued a report about a rise in the number of counterfeit airbags infiltrating vehicle repair shops, and the dangerous consequences to drivers. The group's tests have found that many of these bags consistently malfunction; issues reported range from non-deployment to shrapnel being projected during deployment.
Check out NHTSA's video demonstration below.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer