The Obama administration today will warn millions of owners of cars repaired after collisions that they could have counterfeit air bags that may not inflate properly in an accident.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials believe "tens of thousands of counterfeit air bags" may be in vehicles repaired after crashes in the United States. Most, if not all, of the replacement safety devices were made in China.
NHTSA is issuing a consumer safety advisory that warns vehicle owners and body shops to their dangers.
NHTSA is not aware of any deaths or injuries connected to counterfeit air bags.