The NHTSA has detected a problem regarding the increase of counterfeit airbags that are sold in the United States.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has detected a problem regarding the increase of counterfeit airbags that are sold in the United States as replacement for the parts in the cars which were previously involved in an accident. NHTSA mentions that despite the fact that these airbags look virtually the same, after in-depth testing they have reached the conclusion that most of them did not deploy or even worse in some cases they observed expulsion of the metal shrapnel during deployment.

The good news is that up until now the NHTSA has not been informed about injuries or deaths related to these fake airbags. It seems that less than 0.1 percent of all the cars in the United States are affected by this problem, adding that the only cars that may be at risk are the ones that have suffered an airbag replacement in the last three years at a repair shop.

Check out the source link below for a full list of cars for which the NHTSA is aware of counterfeit airbags.

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