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.Continue Reading
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
Some common problems with the 2015 Ford F-150 include body and paint problems with the bed of the truck not being full sealed; drivetrain problems, such as excessive or premature rust; and problems with the seat belts and airbags in the vehicle, including the seat or console belt failing to lock. Problems commonly reported with the Ford F-150 for model year 2014 include engine problems, such as a blown engine, blown turbo function and loss of engine power. The 2014 Ford F-150 also experienced problems with its suspension, windows and windshield problems and problems with the interior accessories.Full Answer >
The Nissan Altima has been recalled for various problems with the driver's and passenger's airbags, faulty hood latches, fuel system leaks, and suspension and steering problems due to improperly torqued bolts. The 2002 Altima has been recalled the most with 12 issues, while the 2011 model year has only been recalled once.Full Answer >
The 2000 Honda Accord comes with one of four 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine variants, a tilt steering wheel, AM/FM radio and dual front impact airbags. It features four wheel independent suspension, offers a city fuel economy of between 23 and 25 miles per gallon and carries up to five passengers.Full Answer >
To replace the airbags in a Honda, check HondaAirbagInfo.com to see if the vehicle is included in Honda's 2015 vehicle recall; if the car is included in the recall, call your local authorized Honda dealer to schedule a service appointment to replace the airbags. Affected vehicles include Honda Accords made between 2001 and 2007, Civics manufactured between 2001 and 2005, and CR-Vs made between 2002 and 2006.Full Answer >