Airbags have a manufacturer serial number, but this has nothing to do with the VIN. There could be 5,000 with that particular DOT number on it.

On that note, is my airbag on the recall list?

Check to see if your car is on the list. If this is the case, go to to enter your vehicle ID number or VIN number into the recall search tool which will then inform you if your vehicle‘s airbag inflators need replacing.

By the way above, which cars are being recalled for airbags? Affected Vehicles

  • Acura (Honda) 2003 Acura 3.2CL.
  • Audi (VW) 2006-2013 Audi A3.
  • BMW. 2008-2013 BMW 1 Series.
  • Cadillac (GM) 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade.
  • Chevrolet (GM) 2007-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche.
  • Chrysler. 2005-2015 Chrysler 300.
  • Daimler Trucks North America (Sterling Bullet)
  • Daimler Vans USA LLC (Sprinter)

How do I know if my car has airbags here?

Despite cover-ups, there are a few ways to determine if the vehicle has an airbag deployed.

  • Use all research options.
  • Inspect the airbag cover.
  • Inspect the dashboard.
  • Check the airbag indicator light .
  • Check the airbag deployment threshold.
  • Check the sensor.

Can you sell a car without airbags?

No. You cannot drive a car on public roads where a safety system such as an airbag does not work. Therefore, you cannot resell a car to a buyer as it will never pass inspection.

Does removing the fuse disable the airbag?

The dust that comes out of the airbags leaking out won’t hurt you, but you don’t want it over you or in your eyes either. The NHTSA says you cannot remove or disable the airbags on any registered on-road vehicle newer than 1996 without a waiver. Simply pulling the airbag fuse may not deactivate the airbags.

How long are airbags good?

In general, your airbag will not wear out or need to be replaced, no matter how long You own the vehicle. While many automakers once put stickers in vehicles that insisted airbags need to be replaced after 15 (or even 10) years, that’s no longer the case.

Why should the airbag light in my car on?

If your airbag light is on, it could also indicate a problem with your seat belts. Your airbag or SRS light may also come on if your vehicle has been in an accident that activated the crash sensors in your car, but not to the point where the airbag deployed. In this case you will need to have your airbag reset.

How much does it cost to replace airbags?

Replacing airbags can cost a lot more than just the airbag itself. The replacement is incredible time-consuming and the associated components that need to be replaced add up quickly. On average, expect to spend around $1,000 to $1,500 per airbag that needs to be replaced.

How long does it take to replace airbags?

Repair work is expected to take approximately 2 hours fully dependent on dealer plans. While repair times can vary between 1 and 2 hours, wait times can be longer depending on dealer schedules.

How do airbags work?

How do airbags work? Airbags work by inflating when the vehicle slows down as a result of an accident. They then begin to deflate as soon as the driver’s or passenger’s head touches them. The bag stowed in a compartment behind the steering wheel or on the passenger side dashboard inflates.

How do I find out if my car is on a recall list?

How to check if your car is under recall

  1. Find your VIN. Your unique 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be found in a number of places.
  2. Check the NHTSA database. Go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall page at and enter your VIN.
  3. Call your dealer.

Where are airbags located in the car?

Front airbags can be deployed to protect occupants in a side impact if there is sufficient forward movement during the impact. The driver’s airbag is located in the steering wheel. The passenger airbag is located in the dashboard. Some manufacturers offer additional knee airbags that are mounted lower.

What is the latest recall from Toyota?

The 2017-2018 Toyota Tundra and 2018 Toyota Sequoia (8,800) were due improper bolting recalled left rear seats, which could lead to an increase in injuries in an accident. It has a 15 percent completion rate.

How long does it take to fix recalls?

While you’re urged to fix the issue right away, technically you have up to 10 years Time after the vehicle‘s sale date to fix the problem free of charge. There is one exception, however, and it’s for tires: you must perform tire recall repairs within 60 days of receiving the recall notification.

Does my car have a Takata airbag?

Your car has actually found a Takata airbag, but that particular group of airbags were not among those identified as potentially defective, said Cindy Knight, public relations manager for Toyota. The airbag recalls affected numerous vehicle brands including Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge/Ram, Ford, Nissan and others.

Is Hyundai on the airbag recall list?

Hyundai and Kia recalled nearly a million cars and trucks last year to fix wiring that could interfere with airbags. This recall included the 2011–13 Hyundai Sonata, 2011–12 Sonata Hybrid, 2010–13 Kia Forte and Forte Koup, 2011–13 Kia Optima, 2011–12 Optima Hybrid and 2011–12 Kia Sedona.

Which Fords are being recalled for airbags?

Vehicles affected are 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX; the 2010-11 Ford Ranger; 2010-12 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and Mercury Milan; and 2010-14 Ford Mustangs. Malfunctioning Takata airbag inflators can explode and project shrapnel at vehicle occupants, potentially causing injury or death.

Should I buy a car with a deployed airbag?

If the airbags deployed why not remove them and install five point shoulder harnesses (along with a roll cage) – just as safe as airbags – probably safer – definitely less expensive. A car that has been properly repaired (body damage) is generally fine, although things like CARFAX might make you think differently.

Is my car the subject of a recall?

If the Manufacturer of your vehicle participates in the program, this service can indicate if your vehicle may have a pending safety recall. To check the recall status of your vehicle, simply enter the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The VIN is a 17-character string that contains letters and numbers.

Are airbags linked to seatbelts?

Seatbelts and airbags are linked in vehicles by a unit called the SRS airbag Module. The airbag light in a vehicle ties into this system. However, in many vehicles, the airbags still deploy whether or not an occupant is wearing a seatbelt.

Does Ford use Takata airbags?

Ford calls nearly 1 million vehicles for replacement back Airbag inflators. Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger airbag inflators, which can explode and throw splinters. The move involves over 782,000 vehicles in the US and is part of the largest series of recalls in US history