On September 1, 1998, the federal government in the United States made airbags a mandatory addition to automobiles. The law required that airbags were supplied on each front seat.Know More
More than 18,000 people are alive after an accident because of an airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of their safety benefits, the federal government in the U.S. passed regulations in 1998 that required light trucks and cars to have airbags installed in front of the front seats for both the driver and passenger.
Since then, automobile manufacturers have expanded the number of airbags that they add to vehicles. Many also include them in side panels and inside the doors to add extra protection in case of an accident.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
Subaru automobiles are made by Fuji Heavy Industries, with the main manufacturing plant located in Gunma, Japan. Subaru also has several facilities based in the USA.Full Answer >
Toyota models built between 2003 and 2005 had recalls on their airbags. They were a part of a massive recall that affected more than 6 million vehicles, due to a defect in the inflator.Full Answer >
There has not been a recall on airbags in Kia vehicles. While recalls exist for a specific type of airbag in certain models of vehicles, Kia is not one of those affected. There are other reasons Kia vehicles might be recalled, but not due to airbags.Full Answer >
Some sellers, such as Airbag Center, offer used airbags for Dodge vehicles. However, neither Chrysler nor its parent company Fiat makes new Dodge airbags available to individual consumers. Having a new replacement Dodge airbag installed typically requires taking the vehicle to an official Chrysler repair center.Full Answer >