'Operation Find & Fix' Looking For Defective Airbags

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 6:39 am
By: News On 6

A new program aims to repair or replace defective Takata airbags across the U.S.

The volunteers behind "Operation Find And Fix" say they hope to find an estimated 14-million vehicles driving around with the defective airbags.  They have checked 33,000 vehicles in the past four months.

"The first thing in their head is that we're trying to up-sell them something and we tell them no, we don't fix that you have to go to the automaker and it is a free repair," said Tareq Nasrallah, Operation Find And Fix partner.

It is estimated about 3,000 lives are saved each year by properly functioning airbags, something "Operation Find & Fix" says won't happen if faulty airbags aren't replaced.

To see if your vehicle is affected, visit SafeCar.gov.