I want to talk to you about a life-threatening used car scam about Airbags Fraud. It involves crooked repair shops purposely not replacing your car’s airbags. Most people don’t know they’re victims until it’s way too late, but I’ve got Top 5 steps to avoid Airbags fraud.
1: Look at the Steering Wheel
As soon as you get in the car, look for the car-maker’s logo on the centre steering wheel cover. Then, push on it. Any extra “give” means there may not be an air bag there.
2: Deployment Indicators
Look closely for small tears around the edges of the air bag covers or a visible seam down the middle. You might find this strange, but check the safety belts next.
Air bag experts tell us that seat belts actually are tied to the air bag system. If the belts retract slowly or not at all, the air bags may not be working properly, either.
3: The Lights on the Dash
Hit the ignition and look at the dashboard. Perhaps you never noticed, but there’s an air bag light there. That light should flash for a few seconds and then go out when you start the car.
A continuously flashing light indicates an air bag system malfunction, something you’re going to want to have checked. If the light never comes on, the air bag may be missing entirely.
4: Car Diagnosis Reports
You probably know that Car Diagnosis Reports tell you about reported accidents, but you may not know they often include airbag deployments and repairs, too. If you just want to know about airbag deployments.
5: Always Get an Inspection
You may have found signs of a previous air bag deployment, either from your examination. It doesn’t mean something sinister is going on or that you shouldn’t buy the car.
Instead, make sure you have a mechanical expert at your local repair or body shop inspect the airbag system and make sure everything is working properly. In this horrible scam, criminals have decided a few thousand dollars in their pocket may be worth more than the potential risk to your life.
Follow these steps to help spot signs of possible air bag fraud and reduce your chances of becoming its next victim.
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