You Suspect That Your Vehicle Might be Fitted with a Rebuilt Airbag? If so, This is What Must be Done... WHAT TO DO?
Where to go?
Go to an authorized car dealership. You cannot check the airbag out yourself.
Right away. Should the dealer not be able to replace the airbag at once, ask that it be temporarily deactivated. Never attempt to deactivate an airbag yourself; this could be very dangerous.
Time required and cost?
- The amount of time required and the cost vary with the type of vehicle
- The charge for airbag verification, deactivation and installation will be at the vehicle's owners expense
What about reimbursement?
- Owners of vehicles equipped with rebuilt airbags who deal with an insurer or a body shop should check their policy.
- Québec's consumer protection branch, the Office de la protection du consommateur (OPC) has prepared two kits of documents for consumers who want to exercise their rights before the courts. (See below.)