The concept of the airbag is to have a soft pillow to land against in the event of a crash. Since 1998, all new cars sold in the U.S. have been required to have airbags on both driver and passenger sides. Light trucks came under the rule in 1999. We know airbags save lives by reducing the risk by about 30%. The goal of the airbag is to slow the passenger’s motion as evenly as possible in a fraction of a second. For the airbag system to work properly, it is critical for all sensor mounting positions to be in its precise location. Diagnostics and airbag component replacements should always be performed by a certified professional. Never replace airbags with used or recycled parts. You and your passengers safety comes first and is our utmost importance while repairing your vehicle.