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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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    Video: Camaro airbag spontaneously deploys while drifting
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    Having a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS stuffed with a 426-horsepower V8, six gears and the rear wheels doing the pushing is reason enough for anyone to want to get a little sideways. Trouble is, letting the tail hang in your 5th-gen Camaro could get pretty uncomfortable. During a drifting session in ...

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    Followup: Pagani Huayra still coming to U.S., just delayed until 2013
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    Hold your horses, ladies and gents. All 700 of them. It appears that earlier reports of the Pagani Huayra's exclusion from the U.S. market may have been a tad premature. As you may recall, we reported yesterday on a ruling from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that denied ...

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    Report: NHTSA denies Pagani Huayra airbag exemption for sale in U.S.
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    If you've already placed your order for one of the fifteen examples of the Pagani Huayra set to reach American shores, you might either be getting your check back in the mail or asked for a bigger one. As it turns out, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is giving Pagani a bit of a ...

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    TRW designs roof-mounted airbag
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    Is your steering wheel looking a little fat? There are a number of reasons why steering wheels have beefed up over the years, but one of the biggest reasons is because of airbags. Inflatable restraint system manufacturer TRW is looking at ways to change that, and it may have a whole new type of ...

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    Ford recalling 150,000 F-150 models for faulty airbag deployment
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    Ford has announced that it is recalling 150,000 2005-2006 F-150 pickup trucks for airbags that may deploy without warning. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had originally opened an investigation into 1.3 million vehicles for the fault. Ford says that the risk of an airbag ...

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    Video: 'Tis the season for pumpkin vs. airbag
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    Airbag: 1, Pumpkin: 0 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    There are plenty of reasons to love Fall. Perfect driving weather, turning leaves, a host of excellent holidays and, of course, pumpkin carving all help to make the passing of Summer all the less painful. But what happens ...

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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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    Cadillac recalling CTS and CTS-V over risk to passenger knees
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    2009 Cadillac CTS-V – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has issued a recall notice for 2009-2010 all-wheel drive Cadillac CTS' and CTS-Vs due to an issue with the front passenger-side knee airbag. In a collision, the front passenger's knees are at risk of being hit ...

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    Ford introduces airbags with enhanced crash protection, debuting on 2012 Focus [w/video]
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    Ford's next-generation airbag technology – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has given us a sneak peek at its production-ready 2012 Focus, and while our lips may be sealed about its specs and our impressions, we can now give you the lowdown on the Blue Oval's new airbag ...

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    Video: 2011 Ford Explorer partially revealed during seatbelt airbag demo?
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    2011 Ford Explorer, is that you? – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Sometimes, we have to wonder if automakers just like toying with the emotions of those of us who follow their comings and goings on a daily basis. How else can we explain how Ford would show up to the ...

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    Infiniti recalls 134,000 G35 coupes and sedans due to airbag issue
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    Being involved in a car accident is scary stuff. Being involved in a car accident and not having your airbags deploy is even scarier. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, just over 134,000 Infiniti G35 coupes and sedans sold in the mid-2000s are affected by a problem ...

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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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