Register Now


Lost Password

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link and will create a new password via email.

Do airbags have VIN numbers?

Rate this Question and Answer
Asked By: Fidencio Ferrinha | Last Updated: 5th April, 2020
Airbags have a manufacturer’s serial number but it doesn’t have any correlation to the VIN. There might be 5,000 with that particular DOT number on them.

Accordingly, is my airbag on the recall list?

Check to see if your car is on the list. If it is, go to to plug your Vehicle ID Number, or VIN number, into the recall look-up tool it will then let you know whether your vehicle needs its airbag inflators replaced.

One may also ask, what cars are recalled for airbags? Vehicles Affected

  • 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)

Beside above, how do I know if my car has airbags?

Despite cover-up jobs, there are some ways to tell if the vehicle has had an airbag deployed.

  • Utilize All Research Options.
  • Inspect the Airbag Cover.
  • Inspect the Dash.
  • 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 like an airbag does not work. Thus, you cannot on-sell a car to a buyer as it will never pass inspection.

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

How to check if your car has a recall
  1. Find your VIN. Your unique 17-character 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’s recall page, at, and enter your VIN.
  3. Call your dealer.

Will removing fuse disable airbag?

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

Why would the airbag light be on in my car?

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

What is the latest recall on Toyota?

The 2017-2018 Toyota Tundra and 2018 Toyota Sequoia (8,800) were recalled for improperly bolted left rear seats which could lead to an increase of injury in a crash. It has a completion rate of 15 percent.

Does my car have a Takata airbag?

Your car does indeed have a Takata airbag, but that particular group of airbags was not among those identified as potentially defective, said Cindy Knight, a PR manager for Toyota. The airbag recalls have involved numerous makes of vehicles including Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge/Ram, Ford, Nissan and others.

What Fords are recalled for airbags?

Affected vehicles are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX; the 2010-11 Ford Ranger; 2010-12 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and Mercury Milan; and 2010-14 Ford Mustang. Faulty Takata airbag inflators may explode and shoot shrapnel toward vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in injury or death.

Is Hyundai on the airbag recall list?

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

How long do recalls take to fix?

Although you are strongly urged to fix the problem right away, you technically have up to 10 years after the sale date of the vehicle to fix the problem for no charge. There is one exception, however, and that’s for tires: You must make tire recall repairs within 60 days of receiving the recall notice.

How expensive is it to replace airbags?

Airbags replacement can cost much more than just the airbag itself. They’re incredibly time-consuming to change out and the related components that need to be changed tally up quickly. On average, expect around $1,000 to $1,500 per airbag that needs to be replaced.

Should I buy a car with airbag deployment?

If the airbags have deployed why not remove them and install five point shoulder harnesses (along with a roll cage) – easily as safe as air bags – likely safer – definitely less expensive. A car that has been properly repaired (body damage) is generally OK although things like CARFAX might have you thinking otherwise.

How long does it take to replace airbags?

The repair work is expected to take about 2 hours to complete, depending on dealer schedules. While repair times can vary from 1 to 2 hours, wait times might be longer depending on dealer schedules.

How long are airbags good for?

Generally speaking, your airbag won’t wear out or require replacement, no matter how long you own the vehicle. While many automakers once placed labels in vehicles insisting airbags had to be replaced after 15 (or even 10) years, that’s no longer the case.

Are airbags connected to seat belts?

Seat belts and airbags are linked together by a unit in vehicles called the SRS airbag module. The airbag light in a vehicle ties into this system. However, in many vehicles the airbags will still deploy whether or not an occupant is fastened by a safety belt.

Where are airbags located in the car?

Front airbags may deploy to help protect occupants in side impacts if there is sufficient forward movement during the crash. The driver airbag is located in the steering wheel. The passenger airbag is located in the dashboard. Some manufacturers provide supplemental knee airbags, mounted lower.

Does Ford use Takata airbags?

Ford recalling nearly 1 million vehicles to replace air bag inflators. Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history

How do airbags work?

How Do Airbags Work? Airbags work by inflating as soon as the vehicle starts to slow down as the result of an accident. They then begin to deflate as soon as the driver or passenger’s head makes contact with them. The bag, which is packed into a space behind the steering wheel or on the passenger side dash, inflates.

Is my car subject to a recall?

If the manufacturer of your vehicle is a participant in the scheme, this service can indicate if your vehicle may have an outstanding safety recall. To check the recall status of your vehicle just enter the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The VIN is a string of 17 characters including letters and numbers.

  • 12
  • 39
  • 39
  • 39
  • 24
  • 33
  • 24
  • 21
  • 15
  • 37