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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y recalls address seat belt issues

Certain vehicles built between 2018 and 2021 are covered by a pair of recalls

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Takata shipped 9 million substandard seatbelts, even belts for child car seats

Takata had manipulated safety test data 20 years

A former unit of bankrupt airbag maker Takata Corp shipped 9 million seat belts to car companies in Japan with inaccurate test data that could result in around 2 million safety recalls, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday. This week, U.S. automotive component maker Joyson Safety Systems (JSS) said it was investigating inaccuracies in the reporting of belt webbing test data over a 20-year period at the Japanese factory in Hikone it acquired from Takata in 2018. "We are still investigating t

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Ford scraps optional inflatable rear seat belts from 2021 F-150

They'll replace them with standard rear seat belt pre-tensioners and load limiters

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New Zealand 'Belted Survivors' campaign is going to leave a mark

Ongoing series of portraits graphically shows how seatbelts saved lives

Ongoing series graphically shows how seatbelts saved lives.

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Ford F-150 seat belt fires spark federal investigation

More than 2 million Ford trucks could be affected by faulty pretensioners

More than 2 million Ford trucks could be affected by faulty seat belt system.

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How to keep your pets properly protected in the car

Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained

Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained.

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All BMW i3 EVs ever sold in U.S. are recalled over crash test results

It's only a problem in a very specific situation.

Wear your seat belt.

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Chrysler hoons Pacifica minivan, issues recall

It is recalling about 50,000 vehicles for a seat belt issue.

Don't autocross your Pacifica with people in the back until you get the fix.

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Watch a textbook example of why seat belts are essential

This is why we wear our seat belts, everyone.

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More Americans use seat belts, but a surprising number don't

This as traffic fatalities are on the rise.

That means 14 percent of Americans don't, and with men, and in certain states, it's higher.

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How to clean seat belts | Autoblog Details

Seat belts are essential to car safety, but if used properly they're subjected to daily wear. Find out how to clean them on this episode of Autoblog Details.

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Why you should always wear a seat belt

Wearing a seat belt is not just the law, it's also a good idea.

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How to convey the importance of seat belt safety to new teen drivers

Snappy sayings, like Click It or Ticket, are intended to persuade people to buckle up in the car.

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The cost of a seat belt violation

"Click it or Ticket" - one of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's most successful campaigns - reminds drivers that a seat belt violation comes with a price.

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Man sings his heart out to avoid a ticket

A man in Florida used his golden voice to get out of a traffic ticket for not buckling his seat belt.

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Some of Tesla's Model S recall checks are pretty lo-fi

A Tesla owner demonstrates the lo-fi check for the potential front seat belt pretensioner issue in the Model S.

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