Why didn't the Alarm go off? Air Bag stolen!

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    I ask Honda when I dropped by to question why the alarm didn't go off...

    They said the airbags is worth $1,500 CAN.
     
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    The door handle or the door itself? If the door itself the thieves had a "jaws of life" type device - the force to defeat the latch is better than 5,000 lbs (50G).
    Airbags are the dopers new catalytic converter money source, $500 for 5 minutes "work" and you don't have to crawl under the car!
     
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    What on earth would any one want an air bag for?

    Americans are a strange bunch.
     
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    The question is why only Honda airbags. Aren't all cars airbags worth about the same?
     
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    Most newer Hondas have airbags NOT on the Takata recall list
     
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    OP is Canadian. And the airbags resell to shady repair shops for cheaper so they can charge full price to insurance. Everyone makes money and insurance companies lose it.
     
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    They are the new bling.
    Gangsters wear them like Mercedes hood symbols in the 80s.
     
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    I understand that the thieves want to resell the airbags, but why mostly Honda? Since the ones they are stealing are not on the Takata recall list what's the added value? Wouldn't it be just as lucrative to grab Toyota or Ford airbags? Or is there something about the design of the Honda airbag that makes it easier to steal?
     
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    I guess it doesn't matter anymore. They traded it in.
     
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    The "added value" is that they are GOOD airbags and the "shady installer" avoids "embarrassment" of having a "hot" replacement bag recalled - likely a federal offense.
     
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    Likely a federal offense..... Hahaha you don't think stealing the Air Bag to start with is. Or excepting stolen goods.
     
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    Because their alarms dont go off ??

    :)
     
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    Breaking & entering a car, and stealing the airbag, and accepting stolen goods, while crimes are NOT Federal offences - installing a recalled airbag, in the USA, is.
     
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    Is it a federal offense to shoot at someone caught inside your car - as long as you feel your life was threatened!?!? ;-)
     
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