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    Recalls: 119K Toyota Avalon sedans recalled over airbag woes
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    Toyota has issued a voluntary safety recall for 119,000 2003-2004 Avalon models because in some cases the airbags could inadvertently deploy. The automaker says that circuits within the airbag control module could be damaged by electrical noise, which could cause the front airbags and seatbelt ...

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    TSA reminds airline passengers to leave automotive airbags at home
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    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a governmental agency tasked with securing all modes of transportation in the U.S., has noticed an increase of airline passengers traveling with airbags – yes, the government-mandated inflatable safety devices that reside in our vehicles to ...

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    VIDEO: Guy blows up Saturn, Ford airbags in a refrigerator
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    The Autoblog staff probably spends way too much time thinking about cars, and sometimes we find ourselves doing goofy things, as well. We can say that we've never fooled around with triggering air bags, but we're sure there are a few of you out there who ...

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    Forbes names least safe cars of 2007
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    In an obvious effort to keep its readership alive (and in turn circulation numbers up) Forbes magazine has made a list of the least safe cars of 2007. Before the flame wars start, note that cars on the list are not necessarily unsafe, but instead are not as safe as other cars available. Therefore, ...

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    NHTSA requires disclosing "black box" details
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    Starting in 2011, automakesr will be required to inform consumers if their new vehicle includes an event data recorder, or "black box". Such devices have recently come under fire from privacy advocates, as manufacturers have been somewhat less than forthcoming about information on the devices. The ...

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    Second generation air bags safer for kids, still safe for adults
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    Reuters reports that second-generation air bags are less risky for children while still providing appropriate levels of safety for larger adults. The development is a vast improvement upon earlier generation air bags, which were developed to protect an average size male and could be lethal for ...

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