Honda Air Bag Thefts Rampant

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October 16, 2018—Criminals throughout the country are stealing air bags out of relatively new Honda cars for apparent resale to questionable repair shops or unsuspecting online customers, according to police records and USA TODAY research.

Law enforcement authorities in several major markets, including New York City, Miami, and the Washington, D.C. area, have noticed a flurry of recent thefts.

The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say they don’t track air bag thefts, according to the report from USA Today. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) estimates that about 50,000 airbags are stolen annually.


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