Monday, 28 July 2014 22:18

Honda Releases Video Showing Slower Response on Airbag Deployment with Aftermarket Bumpers

Honda has released a video highlighting results of independent crash tests conducted for the manufacturer that compare the crash performance of OEM and non-OEM bumper parts and how they impact safety systems.

In a dynamic crash test, the driver side air bag was triggered seven milliseconds later on the vehicle with the non-OEM aftermarket part bumper parts installed than the vehicle with Honda parts installed. The passenger air bag was triggered four milliseconds later on the passenger side with non-OEM parts installed.

“Our intent in producing the video is to help consumers make an informed decision when they are getting their car repaired,” said Leigh Guarnieri, wholesale collision parts marketing manager.

To view the video go to: