Airbag Thefts on the Rise

Airbag thefts especially among Hondas are on the rise in several states, according to various news reports.

In Columbus, Ohio there was a rash of airbag thefts in January, with thieves specifically targeting those in late model Hondas, reports NBC.

In the spring of 2019 in the District of Columbia, Fairfax County reported 17 airbag thefts and Prince George’s County reported 35, reports WUSA9. This month, several more thefts in D.C. have been reported, specifically from Honda and Acura vehicles.

Every year, some 50,000 airbags are stolen across the country, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Airbags are high dollar parts that thieves can get to easily. Typically, thieves break into the driver side window and can easily remove the airbag from the steering column.

Airbags retail at $1,000 or more at a car dealer, but only cost $50-$200 on the black market. Dishonest repair shops will then sell the stolen airbags to customers at full price, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.



Fleet management is the use of a set of vehicles in order to provide services to a third-party, or to perform a task for our organization, in the most efficient and productive manner with a determined level of service and cost.

Fleet management activities are shown in the following graph 1:

fleet management activities

Graph 1: fleet management activities

The proposal audit analyses and assesses all fleet management activities shown in the graph 1, and its main goals are:

  • Know the overall status of the fleet management activities
  • Provide the analysis, the assessment, the advice, the suggestions and the actions to take in order to cut costs and increase the efficiency and efficacy of the fleet management  activities

With the information obtained, we’ll elaborate a report that holds the overall status of the fleet management as well as the suggestions, recommendations and the measures to take in order to cut costs and optimize the fleet management activities.


Fleet Management Audit AFMC