Centreville, VA - The following is a statement from Carfax about the recent consumer advisory related to counterfeit airbags:
Carfax issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) / Dept. of Transportation on the use of counterfeit airbags:
"This announcement underscores the importance of checking the history of used cars," said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. "Airbags are one of most crucial parts of a car's safety system. We have created a free service to check for prior airbag deployments reported to Carfax here. In addition, the airbag systems of any used car, especially those with prior damage, should be inspected by a qualified mechanic, body shop or airbag specialist to ensure they are working properly."