I recall a recent television programme about whether airbags should be part of the UK MOT test. The conclusion was that (currently) there are no means to ascertain whether the airbag is working correctly or not. The manufacturers were involved in the programme and stated that the airbags are designed to last for the life of the vehicle (whatever that means). I concluded that the airbag could, in effect, fail days or hours after initial installation in the new car and there was no means of knowing this. HOWEVER.... our Datsuns have lived, and are still living, without this technology. It's not so much the faulty airbag technology that will end your life.... it's more about the idiots who drive like complete plonkers. On that thought, I wonder where the statistics are (if at all) that can prove how many lives have been saved by airbags?