Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 13:42:01 -0600
From: "Tore Voldbekk" <tore_voldbekknopsamandnews.com>
Subject: Re: Airbags tested on 9000


"Nutmegger" <Nutmeggernopsamunkmail.com> wrote in message news:FYDL7.35566$xS6.60179nopsamnewsranger.com... > Walt Kienzle says... > > >In the US, this isn't illegal because the law only requires the air bags to > >be operational when the car is manufactured. What the owner does after that > >is their own business. > > Good, because I would deploy the airbags if they were in my vehicle. Only in > the steering wheel though, I think the side ones are good. > > >If the car is sold, truthfulness would dictate that > >the potential buyer be told that there were no air bags in the car, but > >technically this isn't a requirement as far as I know. > > Oh I would definitely tell the buyer, it is one of those things that could come > back to haunt you. I could envision a certain type of person who reads in the > manual that the car has airbags, then turning around and suing the seller when > they find out (especially if they find out through a crash) there are none. There is many ways you can rip of people. By not telling them about missing airbags, you are approaching the worst end of the specter.

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