Since their invention, airbags have saved several lives. They were introduced to the market in the early 70s and are still going strong. No matter what, the idea of having a giant pillow explode in your face is terrifying itself. Especially after watching this explosive mechanism that fills a huge airbag in merely 0.03 seconds.
It is not at all a good idea to tamper with or disassembles an airbag. Because while they can save your life in case of an accident, they can also cause serious damage to the outside your car.
Have a look at this experiment by “Giaco Whatever” on YouTube which shows how an airbag is filled with air, instantly saving the passenger or drivers life.