The American automotive industry is all about the patch, but a patch for the drywall patch in South Bend, Indiana, might be a step too far.
The video, uploaded to YouTube by the local newspaper, shows a vehicle with the dry-wall patch over the windshield, where the driver can see what’s going on.
But the driver in the video has no idea what’s happening until the driver’s side airbag deploys.
“It was like a bad joke.
There was a lot of laughter and joking,” one viewer, whose name has been changed for privacy, told the newspaper.”
I was like, ‘What’s going down?’
It was so ridiculous.”
The drywall is not a standard piece of equipment in South and Central Indiana, where drywall patches have been known to cause a number of problems.
The patch is a piece of plastic with a hole in the side for air to escape.
“This is a very common problem that happens with this type of airbag and it has nothing to do with airbags,” the local branch of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement.
“Anywhere you have a patch that’s not properly installed, that will fail,” the agency said.
In the video, the driver appears to be wearing a helmet.
The driver and his passengers can be seen filming the incident.
The dry-walls airbag is not mandatory for a new vehicle in Indiana, and the patch has a safety rating of 8.5 out of 10, the Indianapolis Star reported.
The patch has also been linked to several other accidents, including a driver who was hit by a car with a faulty airbag after being hit by it on a freeway in South Carolina, the Associated Press reported.