Actually, air bags do not even have to function which strikes me as very odd. All the emission equipment has to be in place and working but I guess SAFETY is not part of the program. At least that was last week
sorry for the hijack Greg, seems whenever there is a question about our illustrious insurance provider, it always goes sideways.
The other thing that just occurred to me, is that the original poster says that the car is fairly new... Pretty much all newer cars have side and/or curtain airbags as standard. I can see a roll cage getting in the way of the airbags functioning properly. Not sure if that factors into MPI's reasoning, but I can understand it if it does.
I dont want to be a debbie downer here, but will power through anyways, having a solid roll bar near a soft head can lead to serious injuries in even a minor accident. There is a reason why helmets are necessary. I can totally see why they would make such a decision.
But to answer the original question I’ve not heard of this new rule but MPI doesnt seem to feel the need to inform me when they change something.