Another answer to your question would be that thousands of vehicles every year are recalled for wiring faults resulting in fires, system failures, and a few years back in the case of one pony car manufacturer... the discharge of the airbags if a person happened to be slamming the door and turning the key in the ignition simultaneously.biobaggie said:Apart from installing an infant car seat, why would you want to disable the passenger air bag
I guess I am strange, but I prefer to avoid having explosive devices pointed at my face.biobaggie said:Apart from installing an infant car seat, why would you want to disable the passenger air bag
True. However (and there's always a however), the type and seriousness of injuries that occur with and without airbags very greatly. Without airbags, injuries tend to be more serious head injuries (concussions, neck injuries, etc). With airbags, they tend to be less serious (abrasions, broken arm, etc.).Racer X said:Your chances of surviving an accident while wearing a seatbelt are only marginally improved by an airbag.
The bottom line is that the odds of an airbag reducing injuries in a wreck greatly outweigh the risk of one going off when it shouldn't and causing an injury.So the risk of having the device go off in a non-life threatening situation outweighs the increased risks of not having an airbag when wearing a seatbelt for me.
Perhaps in the USA, but not in Europe where seat belt use is mandatory in all countries.perryeyges said:As I recall the Airbag WAS designed as a stand alone restraint system.