Phoenix Police warn of counterfeit airbags

airbagsThe Phoenix Police Department is notifying the public the arrest of Dwight Smith and the manufacturing of counterfeit airbags. Smith’s arrest has caused justifiable concern by the public regarding the safety and functionality of their supplement restraint systems in their cars.

The Department advises that if a citizen has a concern about the history of their car and whether the airbag has ever been deployed in an accident they can go to the website found here. Citizens can follow the instructions and find out what the insurance companies know about the history of the car.

If you do believe that you have a counterfeit or questionable airbag you can contact the vehicle manufacturer at the numbers provided.

Who to contact about counterfeit airbags:

American Suzuki Motor Corporation 1-800-934-0934
Land Rover 1-800-452-4827
Acura Client Relations 1-800-382-2238
Kia Consumer Assistance Center 1-800-333-4542
Audi 1-800-253-2834
Lexus 1-800-255-3987
BMW Group 1-800-831-1117
Mazda 1-800-222-5500
Chrysler 1-800-247-9753
Mercedes–Benz USA 1-800-367-6372
Ford Motor Company 1-800-392-3673 / 1-800-232-5952 (TDD)
Mitsubishi Motors 1-888-648-7820
General Motors 1-866-237-3601
Nissan Consumer Affairs 1-800-647-7261
Honda Automobile Customer Service 1-800-999-1009
Subaru of America, Inc. 1-800-782-2783
Hyundai Motor America Consumer Affairs 1-800-633-5151
Toyota 1-800-331-4331
Infiniti Consumer Affairs 1-800-662-6200
Volkswagen 1-800-822-8987
Jaguar 1-800-637-6837
Volvo 1-800-433-8236

Homeland Security Commercial Fraud Special Agents and Phoenix Police detectives from the Business and Economic Stability Team are currently searching through the suspect’s records in an attempt to find who Smith may have sold these airbags to, and to identify these victims.

If you believe that you have been a customer of Smith, “A-1 Teck LLC” or “Airbagsrs.com” contact Detective Li at 602-256-3443 or email jeff.li@phoenix.gov