I’m 16 and have a 98 Jeep TJ that has had a front and rear bumper replacement which cancelled out the airbag sensors, so now it has airbags but they will not activate because there is no sensor, and I guess my question is it something I should fix?
Are you sure the sensors were disabled? Most aftermarket bumpers just bolt on to the frame rails and do not affect the sensors. If there is a off-road 4X4 specialty shop in your area they might verify whether or not they were disconnected. A body shop would be another source of help.
But yes, they should be connected and functional.
Since it’s illegal in at least some states to disable or tamper with air bags you could get in trouble driving it. https://firstquarterfinance.com/is-it-illegal-to-drive-without-airbags/#In-Summary
Ask your mother and do what she says. She loves you more than you do.
Additionally, if the OP is injured in a collision and the insurance company finds out that the airbags were non-functional, they might refuse to pay a medical claim for his injuries.
Yes, he needs to get the airbags working again, for multiple reasons.
Hm. A relatively unstable vehicle being driven by an inexperienced teenager. Yeah, I would go with airbags for sure.