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Airbags etc last life of car??

Interesting article in October Practical Classics on airbag shelf life,particularly:
"Its open-ended with Alfa Romeos,too. Its UK office said extensive reliability tests had been carried out by Fiat Group Automobiles SpA on its cars' pyrotechnical devices airbag modules,pretensioners and coil electric contacts.
These components must be considered without any expiration date,and their periodic replacement is not required in spite of the label applied to the vehicle,that-if present-specifies other and different instructions,the company says.Airbags were introduced as standard on the 145/146,156,GTV and 166
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Well, that's good to know. Mine are over due replacing.
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In reality... how much is an airbag and how much is a 10 year old car worth? We just have to take our chances.. but at least it's nice to know the bag-banger is still likely to work, if I needs it!

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My daughter tested well overdue airbags by planting her Brava in a lamppost last year....they worked.
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