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ETC
Feds investigate whether Mazda CX-9 side airbags can inadvertently deploy

Two owners said they went off for no reason while driving

Two owners said they went off for no reason while driving.

Official
US expands probe into ZF-TRW airbag failure-to-deploy to 12.3 million vehicles

8 deaths may be attributable; affects Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, FCA

8 deaths may be attributable; affects Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, FCA.

Official
Hyundai developing safety system calibrated for 'secondary impacts'

Aimed to help protect occupants during two-part accidents

Aimed to help protect occupants during two-part accidents.

Recalls
Report
GM to fix unexpected airbag deployment problem on Colorado ZR2 trucks

Owners can take their trucks to dealers now

Owners can take their trucks to dealers now.

Report
Honda airbags are being stolen

A nationwide rash of thefts targets mostly newer Civics and Accords

A nationwide rash of thefts targets mostly newer Civics and Accords.

Official
Ford agrees to $299M Takata airbag settlement

Money covers economic losses by owners who need to get their cars fixed

Ownership
Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air is the world's first child seat with airbags

It's expensive, but worth it

The world of child car seats is vast and varied. There are dozens of companies that offer hundreds of options, each offering different levels of protection for smaller occupants. Maxi-Cosi, one of the first companies to introduce child seats in Europe back in the 1980s, has introduced a new level of protection with its AxissFix Air. It's the first child seat with a built-in airbag.

Official
Hyundai recalls some 2011 Sonatas: Airbags might not deploy

Airbags failed in four crashes; also, seat belts might not tighten

Hyundai knows of four crashes in which Sonata owners say airbags didn't deploy.

Report
Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

Ford confirmed a second death caused by a defective airbag.

Official
Hyundai developed an airbag for panoramic sunroofs

Hyundai wants to protect your noggin from every angle

It activates during a rollover.

Video
Watch an airbag inflator (without the bag) go off in slow motion

Behind-the-bag look at the energy one of these unleashes

Airbags pack a lot of punch.

Official
Patent shows GM working on external airbags for protecting pedestrians

It'd be located behind a "discrete door" just underneath the hood and forward of the door jam.

It'd be located behind a "discrete door" just underneath the hood and forward of the door jam.

Official
Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

Tool that targets advertising audiences will be used in hunt for Honda owners.

10 million cars in U.S. remain unrepaired.

Tokyo
Tokyo concept car aims to fend off dents with external airbag

Toyoda Gosei's Flesby II is covered in flexible rubber.

LED lights projected onto the rubber also allow the driver to communicate with pedestrians and other vehicles.

Official
Official
Nissan agrees to $98M consumer settlement over Takata airbags

Nissan does not admit any fault under the settlement.

Breaking
Honda says Florida crash death could be linked to Takata inflator

Accord in crash was among 300,000 unrepaired cars considered particularly dangerous.

This follows this week's news of an Australian man whose death is also blamed on Takata.

Official
Takata airbags' 18th victim? Australian man killed by shrapnel in neck

Consumer agency wants to know why the replacements are taking so long.

Honda doesn't yet know if it was an airbag that hadn't yet been replaced, or a replacement.

ETC
Takata air bags update: 17 deaths, 69M vehicles, victims pitted against automakers

Victims are granted an unusual role in Takata's bankruptcy proceedings.

Victims granted an unusual role in bankruptcy proceedings.

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