Counterfeit Air Bags Warning

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held a news conference on Oct. 10, 2012, regarding counterfeit air bags.

During it, NHTSA warned the public about a major concern involving the purchase and installation of a significant number of potentially faulty air bags by independent repair shops around the country.

The news release is here and includes a list of vehicle models affected. NHTSA also released a test video of the potential dangers of these counterfeit air bags. Visit for additional information.

NICB stands ready to further assist the NHTSA and law enforcement agencies as they move forward with this issue.

For more information on air bag fraud, read our Air Bag Fact Sheet. To report suspected insurance fraud or theft, click here.