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BMW recalls X5 and X6 series vehicles

BMW of North America is recalling 41,808 of the following vehicles:Model year 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M; …

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New motorcycle airbag technology unveiled

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Ford Expands Safety Recall for Faulty Takata Airbags - The Drive

Ford Expands Safety Recall for Faulty Takata Airbag Inflators<p>The Takata saga continues, this time targeting several 2009 and 2010 vehicles from the …

Ford Ranger

Mazda issues "stop drive" recall for B-Series

Following a recall from Ford for 2006 Ranger compact pickups, Mazda is issuing a recall for its badge-engineered version, the B-Series for the same …

Ford Ranger

6:20am: FHP says woman died due to faulty airbag, not car accident by WLRN - Listen to music

Florida driver died because of faulty air bag, report says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman died because a faulty air bag ruptured and fired shrapnel into her head during a crash she should have survived.<p>The report Wednesday says Nichol Barker of Holiday, Florida, was struck by metal pieces that burst through the Takata air …

Fort Lauderdale

31K-Mile 1994 Porsche 928 GTS

This 1994 Porsche 928 GTS shows just over 31k<p>miles and remained with its original owner until 2016. The 5.4-liter DOHC V8 is said to be unmodified …

Classic Cars

Florida driver died because of exploding Takata airbag, report says

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—A Florida woman died because a faulty airbag ruptured and fired shrapnel into her head during a crash she should have survived, …

21st Century

Takarta Recalls a Whopping 3.3 Million More Airbags

Heads up, drivers: Takarta is expanding its already huge airbag recall on by a whopping 3.3 million additional airbag inflators. The Takarta airbag …

Jaguar Land Rover

Subtech Pro Drybag 2.0

Subtech, creators of the award-winning Pro Drybag, a 100% waterproof and shockproof sport bag, have introduced the next generation of the world´s …

Cool Stuff

Mandatory airbag recall on Honda Goldwings

Despite Honda issuing voluntary recalls and several pleas for owners of Goldwings to have their airbags checked, the ACCC has decided to enforce a …

Honda CR-V

High-tech airbag could save seniors from breaking their hips

A $750 belt equipped with airbags could save the elderly from breaking their hips.<p>The special device, called Hip'Air, can sense when the wearer is about to fall and automatically inflates airbags to absorb impact.<p>The technology, launched by France-based Helite at this week’s Consumer Electronic …

Centers for Disease Control

Airbag Suits Now Mandatory in MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3

New regulations for the 2018 season sees all three race classes mandate the use of airbag systems.<p>Numerous MotoGP teams have used airbag suits for …

MotoGP

Ford Says Certain Ranger Pickups Should Stop Being Driven Immediately after Second Airbag-Related Death

After confirming a second death related to a ruptured Takata airbag in a 2006 Ranger, Ford is telling owners of 2902 affected pickup trucks to stop driving them immediately. The automaker said Thursday that parts are available now for fixes, and it’s contacting the vehicles’ owners. The National …

Autos

Airbag Motorcycle Suits Now Mandatory in 2018 MotoGP

Airbag Motorcycle Suits in MotoGP<p>Over the past few years, airbag motorcycle suits have helped prevent serious injury to the world’s fastest …

Motorcycles

Ford Is Urging 2,900 Ranger Drivers To Stop Driving Right Now

Ford today said that it would tell 2,900 owners of certain 2006 Ford Rangers to stop driving their cars immediately and bring them in for fixes after …

Autos

Ford notes death blamed on faulty Takata air bag in Ranger truck

Ford (NYSE:F) warns owners of certain 2006 Ranger pickup trucks not to drive them after learning that a driver was killed last year when a defective …

Business

Tesla Issues Takata-Related Recall For 2012-13 Model S

Don’t call them, they’ll call you. The Takata air bag crisis has forced the recall of millions of cars from at least 19 brands since 2013 due to …

Tesla Model S

Ford says some Rangers should be parked due to air bag death

Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 2006 Ranger pickups to park them after discovering that a man was killed in a wreck involving an exploding …

Business

Takata’s Huge Airbag Problem Is Getting Even Worse as Toyota Recalls 600,000 Cars

Toyota Motor (tm) said on Tuesday it was expanding its safety recall involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators to cover about 601,300 …

Leadership

Helite's airbag belt gives wearers a hip check

Like other wearable airbag systems, the Hip'Air relies on electronic hardware, including gyroscopes and accelerometers, to identify falls based upon …

Airbag Suits Now Compulsory for Grand Prix Riders

Starting this season, it will be mandatory for GP riders (Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP) to wear an approved airbag system within their leather racing …

Auto Racing

Takata Recalls 3.3 Million More Airbags

Takata is expanding its already massive recall by an additional 3.3 million airbag inflators over the same concerns that they might explode and spray …

Consumer News

Airbag For Your Hips Could Save Lives Threatened By Falling

Each year, thousands of elderly suffer from hip fractures that greatly affect their quality of life, but new technology may soon be used to change …

Senior Citizen

Toyota expands U.S. Takata air bag recall to 600,000 extra vehicles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it was expanding its safety recall involving Takata Corp front passenger air bag inflators to cover about 601,300 additional vehicles in the United States. [toyota.us/2CV24Wl]<p>Takata and its U.S. entity TK Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy in …

Daimler AG

Toyota adds 601,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recalls

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 601,000 more vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.<p>The company says the recall covers the Toyota Corolla and Matrix, Scion xB, Lexus IS250 and 350, and the Lexus IS-F from 2009, 2010 and 2013. Also covered are …

Business

Hip'Air: Airbag Hip Protectors For The Elderly

<i>Well, the good news is your hips are fine. The bad news is you're gonna need a knee replacement.</i> This is the Helite Hip'Air, a poorly named belt with …

This Company Has Created A Hip-Mounted 'Airbag' For The Elderly

Well this is amazing.<p>Hip fracture is the most common serious injury in older people in the UK, and costs the NHS a reported £1 billion every year, so …

Western Riding

Takata Adds 3.3 Million Airbags to Largest Auto Recall in U.S. History

Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp. (TKTDQ) expanded the largest recall in U.S. automotive history to include an additional 3.3 million faulty airbag …

Automotive Industry

Toyota expands U.S. Takata airbag recall to 600,000 extra vehicles

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