CAN I CUT THE AIRBAGS IF THEY DEPLOY AND IF SO WOULD IT AFFECT INSURANCE COVERAGE?

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UPDATED: Dec 7, 2010

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Written By: Jeffrey JohnsonUPDATED: Dec 7, 2010Fact Checked

Based on your question, I am presuming the airbags deployed due to an accident.  Since the airbags deployed, they are no longer usable and would be removed by a repair facility as a part of the overall repairs.  If you choose to cut them off so you can drive the car, there is no affect on the insurance.  However, your safety is greatly affected if you continue to drive your car without the replacement of the airbags.

Insurance companies assume there are airbags in recent model cars, and discounts are provided on the rates for this, but there is no requirement that you have airbags and the discount would not be affected if you use the car without the airbags.

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