Seat belt not fastened: NCDRC cancels compensation for non-deployment of airbag in car crash

Presiding Member Subhash Chandra and Member Sadhna Shanker noted that the complainant's argument, suggesting that the seatbelt does not need to be engaged for airbag activation, lacked supporting evidence.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently set aside an order of a State Commission directing Honda to pay ₹1 lakh as compensation for non-deployment of airbags following an accident [Honda Cars India Ltd v Ushat Gulgule].

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