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    Recalls: Nissan recalling more than 1M vehicles for airbags that may fail to deploy
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    Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for 989,701 vehicles in the US due to an issue with their passenger-side airbag systems. Affected Nissan models include the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra from the 2013 and 2014 model years, and 2013 NV200 ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling a grand total of three X3s over instrument panel defect
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    We've seen big recalls and we've seen small ones. Some involve millions of vehicles, and some – like the Infiniti Q50 recall on which we reported just the other day – involve just a couple dozen. But this has to be the smallest recall we've seen yet. "Due to a production process ...

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    Recalls: 2012-2013 Hyundai Azera recalled for passenger airbag fault
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    Hyundai is recalling 5,200 units of its Azera sedan over a possible airbag sensor malfunction. The occupant detection system in models built between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012 might not be able to tell what kind of passenger (adult, child, or child seat) is in the front seat, which could ...

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    Video: Mini blows up over women applying makeup in cars
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    Distracted driving is a very real problem. From drivers with phones dangling from their ears to those constantly adjusting the stereo or dealing with rowdy children in the back seat, anything that diverts attention away from the act of driving is a potential danger. And yes, that would indeed ...

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    Recalls: BMW adds 42k 3 Series models to massive airbag recall
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    On the heels of the massive airbag recall just last month, which included a total of 3.4 million Japanese automobiles from Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda, German automaker BMW has announced that it will recall 42,000 of its 2002-03 3 Series models (E46 platform) for the same problem. The recall ...

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    Report: Airbag recalls on track for record year
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    The escalating complexity of automobiles is led in part by the escalating complexity of safety systems. The once dumb airbag that lived all alone inside the steering wheel, for instance, is now a family of smart airbags that might be able to detect the location of the passenger they're meant to ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling nearly 4,000 vehicles over airbag concerns
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    Four different General Motors vehicles from the 2012 model year are being recalled over a potential airbag issue. The driver's side airbag shorting bar in the 2012 Buick Verano and 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic might make contact with the airbag terminals, even during a crash. If so, the ...

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    Report: Jeep supplier denies responsibility for airbag recall
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    Kemet Corporation, an electrical component manufacturer, has denied claims by Chrysler officials that it is responsible for a massive Jeep recall. On November 9, Chrysler announced it was recalling 920,000 Jeep vehicles after receiving more than 100 reports of unintended airbag ...

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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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    Recalls: 2012 Nissan Versa's airbag under NHTSA investigation
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2012 Nissan Versa for a possible defective airbag cable assembly. Some 100,000 Versa sedans may have cables that are pinched in the steering column, which could lead to the airbag not deploying, according to Automotive ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai recalls over 220,000 Sonata and Santa Fe models over airbag concern
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    Hyundai is recalling certain Sonata and Santa Fe models due to issues with the vehicles' airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain 2012-2013 Sonata models may have been built with side-curtain airbags that may deploy inadvertently, potentially injuring ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz debuts Beltbag airbag for rear seatbelts
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    Mercedes-Benz can be credited with more technological firsts in the automotive industry than perhaps any other company, but it cannot lay claim to being the first automaker to offer a seatbelt airbag. Nor can it claim to be the second. Those two spots go to the Ford Explorer and Lexus LFA, both ...

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    Video: Watch GM engineer's Cadillac CTS-V wagon blow its airbag during autocross run
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    So many things can go wrong before a wedding that a entire movie and reality television genres have been created because of it. An unintentionally exploding side-curtain airbag is probably low on the list, put that's the unlikely snafu that caught out driver Brad Doerr. Doerr was, though, doing ...

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    Recalls: Kia recalls nearly 73,000 Rio models over airbag issue
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    Due to a potentially faulty sensor mat, Kia is voluntarily recalling Kia Rio models from the 2006 to 2008 model years. The sensor in the passenger's seat is susceptible to cracking from fatigue. If that happens, it may not be able to detect whether a child is in the seat, nor will it be able to ...

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    Report: Motorist dies after being poisoned by airbag in minor crash
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    According to the coroner's office, Ronald Smith of Mardsen, South Shields in the UK "died as a result of the car crash and more pointedly because of the explosion of his airbag, and exposure to noxious substances." According to IOL Motoring, Smith had been involved in a six-car accident in ...

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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: NHTSA investigating side airbag problems
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a number of vehicles for potentially faulty side airbags, according to The Detroit News. The airbags may have been manufactured with an ineffective mix of inflation gasses, which could leave the bags flat in the event 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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    Recalls: Honda expands airbag recall again, still searching for 640 airbags
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    Honda is still looking for a few needles in its haystack of 2001-2003 models, as it expands a recall that dates back to 2008. The recall concerns defective driver's airbag inflators, and it's a serious issue, one that has already resulted in a dozen injuries and at least one death. The recall ...

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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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