The caller wanted to save the passenger front seat of the Volvo his nine year old some was born in for sentimental reasons. My guess is it was not the kid who was sentimental.
Click and Clack suggested that he buy an identical replacement seat from a salvage yard, and sell the car with the “new” seat. Then one of them said that that might not work because salvage yards wouldn’t sell a seat that contained an airbag as the Volvo’s did.
If salvage yards won’t sell airbags, then why are airbags listed on www.car-part.com ? Why have I been able to buy and install several sets of them from salvage yards?
SHIPPING them may be another matter… Many carriers have an issue with carrying explosives, even though we know that they won’t pop unless properly provoked.