When should I check/change airbags?

05-27-2004, 06:17 AM
I have '93 J30T with 140,000 miles. Dealer tells me I should have the airbags checked after ten years. I am afraid he will recommend replacement regardless of condition, "just to be safe". I presume this will be expensive. With a new timing belt due my cost could exceed the value of the car. Anybody know whether it is really necessary to change the airbags or how long they stay effective. Could not find any research/tests by Consumer Reports or Govt safety agencies to provide hard data. Thanks

Add your comment to this topic!