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      10-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #23
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we hear about counterfeit HAND bags all the time, not air bags!!!! shame.
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My steering wheel air bag was replaced not to long ago, wonder if I should worry.
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This story has been all over the place. A Chinese man living in the US has been arrested in connection with this issue. It appears that manufacturers in China purchased brand emblems from dealers to make the airbags look genuine. This adds to a long list of Chinese industrial frauds from tainted milk to acid laced drywall. Made in China has become synonymous with buyer beware.
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Chinese executions are hardly so humane. You get a bullet in the back of the head, and your family gets a bill for the bullet.
Do you get to choose what caliber it is? If your paying, might as well be springing for the best. Bad joke?
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      10-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #27
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It says E92 not listed, so does that mean Im safe?????
Btw thanks for the post.
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This story has been all over the place. A Chinese man living in the US has been arrested in connection with this issue. It appears that manufacturers in China purchased brand emblems from dealers to make the airbags look genuine. This adds to a long list of Chinese industrial frauds from tainted milk to acid laced drywall. Made in China has become synonymous with buyer beware.
IMO everything we need should be made in the USA, sure would bring back a lot of jobs. But I am sure we have some sort of deal with other country's, that's why we don't.
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      10-10-2012, 10:53 PM   #29
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In the nearly 10 years my car has been assembled, it has never had an airbag go off...

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      10-10-2012, 11:28 PM   #30
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If this guy was caught in China, he would have gotten the needle.
Chinese executions are hardly so humane. You get a bullet in the back of the head, and your family gets a bill for the bullet.
We can only hope.
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      10-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #31
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This story has been all over the place. A Chinese man living in the US has been arrested in connection with this issue. It appears that manufacturers in China purchased brand emblems from dealers to make the airbags look genuine. This adds to a long list of Chinese industrial frauds from tainted milk to acid laced drywall. Made in China has become synonymous with buyer beware.
So why the fuck do we still support this sorry excuse of a nation? I'd pay more for stuff, eff them!!
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      10-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #32
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These are the stories that will bring mfg back to the US
I don't think there's a causal relationship there...
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      10-11-2012, 12:47 AM   #33
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wtf! Another black eye for Chinese merchants looking to make a quick buck. These get-rich-quick schemes are getting bolder and bolder. If this guy was caught in China, he would have gotten the needle.
Ha.

Well, actually, I think the most appropriate penalty would be to put him inside a car that was just equipped with his special airbags, and then point him in the direction of an oncoming locomotive and say "Hope these work for you, bud!"

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Agree, fair enough.
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      10-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #34
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One can see in 8-10 years time, if all 8 airbags go off in your car as a result of a minor accident, it will cheaper for the insurance company to write your car off than replace 8 airbags?
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      10-11-2012, 03:03 AM   #35
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I can see where the margin is.

I wrecked a 335i service loaner and those bags & curtains added up really fast.
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      10-11-2012, 04:40 AM   #36
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So I hope this means my 06 E90 is good? If so, I don't get why they would change it after the first year of production???
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      10-11-2012, 07:46 AM   #37
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My steering wheel air bag was replaced not to long ago, wonder if I should worry.
Only if it was replaced by a shop other than an a new car BMW dealer.
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      10-11-2012, 08:03 AM   #38
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Only if it was replaced by a shop other than an a new car BMW dealer.
No a BMW dealer replaced it because the BMW emblem on the steering wheel was fading. So they have to replace the air bag and all to fix it. They did it under waranty so it was free.
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      10-11-2012, 08:32 AM   #39
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I bought my car used, CPO, so who knows if the bags are original or not. Ugh...
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NHTSA Video

This is actually quite a serious issue. Just came across a video of the counterfeit air bags being tested by the NHTSA. Disturbing to say the least...

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      10-11-2012, 09:10 AM   #41
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This is actually quite a serious issue. Just came across a video of the counterfeit air bags being tested by the NHTSA. Disturbing to say the least...

Wow that was crazy
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      10-11-2012, 10:53 AM   #42
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If anyone deserves to get the death penalty, its this guy.
Give people fake wheels, body panels, or even knock off windows etc. But fucking around with air bags, is just sick, whoever finds fake bags in their car, go and sue the shop who replaced it.
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This story has been all over the place. A Chinese man living in the US has been arrested in connection with this issue. It appears that manufacturers in China purchased brand emblems from dealers to make the airbags look genuine. This adds to a long list of Chinese industrial frauds from tainted milk to acid laced drywall. Made in China has become synonymous with buyer beware.
Crazy in the video you can see the "H" for Honda flying all over the place, once the bag deployed.
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      10-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #44
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It boggles my mind how almost anything can be made into a Chinese counterfeit. The tell-tale I've noticed is that, almost always, a Chinese counterfeit will have spelling errors on the fine print and labels. Unfortunately for the consumers, you won't know it until after you receive the item.
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