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    Recalls: GM recalls select Chevy Cruze, Sonic and Buick Verano models over airbag issue
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    General Motors is recalling certain 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic models due to a defect in the driver's airbag system. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the airbag has a shorting bar which may contact two internal terminals. If that happens during a ...

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    Report: Feds investigating 2012 Hyundai Elantra after airbag separates driver from his ear
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    Safety features like airbags are supposed to keep us safe in the event of a collision. But one driver allegedly met with a nasty surprise when an airbag in his car reportedly sliced his ear in half. According to the Detroit Free Press, the incident occurred on April 7 when an unnamed owner of a ...

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    Report: Feds escalate Jeep Liberty airbag investigation
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    In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began a probe of 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty models. Owners were reporting that airbags were deploying when there hadn't been an accident. At the time, there were 39 complaints filed: seven to NHTSA and 32 field reports from ...

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    Official: GM debuts new front center airbag [w/video]
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    Just when you thought automakers couldn't shove any more inflatables into a vehicle's cabin, General Motors has introduced yet another new airbag. The company's new front center airbag is basically designed to keep the driver in place during a solo far-side impact, as well as prevent occupants ...

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    Recalls: 2007-2008 Kia Sorento SUVs recalled over potential airbag fault
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    While airbags can be a major safety asset in the event of an accident, crash test data and real-world incidents have shown that front airbags can actually be dangerous for younger, lighter children. Many newer vehicles now have sensors that turn off the front passenger airbag when the occupant ...

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    Happy 30th anniversary, airbag!
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    The airbag turns 30 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    No, the above headline isn't a greeting for your spouse on his or her special day – Daimler is celebrating the airbag's 30th anniversary. Three decades ago, the very first production car with the life-saving safety tech ...

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    Study: Want to improve your odds of surviving a crash? Have another sammich
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    There aren't a lot of positives about being overweight, but a study by the University of Michigan shows that there could be one reason for the chunky among us to celebrate. U of M studied 300,000 traffic fatalities obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration between 1998 and ...

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    Mitsubishi recalls nearly 30k 2008-2009 Lancer/Lancer EVO models over airbag sensors
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    Mitsubishi Evo X - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Potential corrosion of the front impact airbag sensor has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall up to 29,353 2008-2009 Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution models. NHTSA is concerned that long-term ...

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    REPORT: NHTSA investigating Ford F-150 airbags, Mazda RX-8 clutch pedals
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    According to The New York Times' Wheels blog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently in the early stages of investigating issues involving the 2005 Ford F-150 and 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 models equipped with manual transmissions. In the case of the Blue Oval, NHTSA has ...

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    2001 Honda Accord, Civic recalled due to airbags that are even more explosive than normal
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    2001 Honda Civic – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda is recalling some of its 2001 model year Accord and Civic models due to excessively pressurized airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that certain airbags in the affected vehicles can deploy so ...

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    Toyota to spend millions on Tundra recall
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ruled that Toyota must recall nearly 160,000 Tundra pickups built between 2003 and 2005 in order to deactivate the front-seat passenger air bag cut-off switch in each truck. The Tundras fail to meet an NHTSA regulation that requires vehicles ...

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    PSA: Beware of cosmic rays
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    As if rollovers, suicidal deer, and thieves who break in with laptop computers weren't enough to worry about, now there's a new menace on the roadways - high-energy neutrons from cosmic rays. Let's back up a moment. The increasing complexities and decreased time-to-market ...

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    Kia Sedona and Subaru Impreza get top billing in crash safety tests
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    Not too long ago there was a time when Kia didn't come time mind when it came to anything, let alone safety. If there is still any doubt, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has new results that may change all that -- they called the new Kia Sedona the best minivan they've tested ...

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    New York Auto Show: Manufacturers flaunt their safety features
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    With safety features being quite high on the list of features that manufacturers like to show off, we noticed a number of displays centered on occupant protection at this year's New York International Auto Show. Volvo, Hyundai, and Volkswagen gave us a chance to peek under the ...

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    Airbag supplier explosion not expected to affect vehicle production
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    Well, here's at least one story about the auto parts industry that doesn't have to do with bankruptcy or labor turmoil, although we're not sure that it represents an improvement in mood. Takata, a privately-owned company that provides inflatable restraints to the auto industry, suffered a series ...

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