Airbags

Why a Bag of Groceries Can Turn Off the Passenger Airbag

If you’ve ever set a bag of groceries or something of a similar weight on your car’s front passenger seat and it caused an “airbag off” light to illuminate, it means your vehicle has determined that whatever is riding shotgun does not warrant a frontal airbag. More specifically, sensors in the …

Autos

Airpaq Upcycled Airbag & Seat Belt Backpack

Help save the world and look great doing it with the Airpaq Upcycled Airbag & Seat Belt Backpack. These backpacks are sustainable yet highly …

Some cars stuck in waiting list for new airbags

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Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag | Miami Herald

A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from …

U.S. Federal Courts

Takata airbag scandal: Class action filed against three car manufacturers

The Federal Court legal action will allege Toyota, Honda and Mazda are breaching consumer law provisions by not replacing faulty airbags despite a …

21st Century

Faulty airbag victim ignored five recalls

Toyota, Lexus refit possibly faulty airbags0:44<p>Toyota and Lexus have admitted refitting vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbags.<p>a day …

Four-month wait to replace deadly airbags

Mel Beauchamp won't let her kids - or anyone else - in the front passenger seat of her husband's car until they can get the faulty airbag replaced. …

Honda

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

SYDNEY - Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was investigating the recall of Takata Corp vehicle airbags, a day after police said the death of man in a Sydney car crash was likely due to a faulty airbag.<p>The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it was seeking …

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Car owners refuse to replace deadly Takata airbags

CAR makers have resorted to hiring private detectives to track down vehicles with potentially deadly airbags — but owners continue to ignore recall …

Autos

More than 1 million Australian motorists put at risk by 'grenade' airbags

Motorists urged to "act now" after Sydney airbag death.<p>More than 1 million Australian drivers are at risk of exploding "grenade" airbags that killed …

Honda

Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

SYDNEY >> Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after …

Hawaii

Takata airbag recall process 'still leaves drivers with ticking time-bombs'

Faulty Takata airbags which are linked to 18 deaths globally and the world's biggest recall in automotive history are being replaced by new faulty …

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Police: Australian likely killed by Takata air bag inflator

DETROIT – Police in Australia say a faulty Takata air bag likely killed a man in a car crash near Sydney.<p>New South Wales police say the man was struck in the neck by a small fragment and died at the crash scene in a Sydney suburb.<p>The unidentified 58-year-old man was driving a 2007 Honda CR-V SUV …

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'Terrible reminder' as faulty Takata airbags linked to first Australian death (Yahoo7 and Agencies)

Drivers are being told to check whether their cars contain a faulty airbag following the first death linked to the products in Australia.

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Ford To Try To Avoid Recall Of 2.5M Vehicles With Takata Airbags

Last week, federal regulators revealed that millions of additional Ford, Nissan, and Mazda vehicles would be recalled for containing Takata airbag …

Consumer Protection

Ford tries to worm its way out of the latest Takata recall

Not only is this move baffling, it could backfire and put blood on Ford's hands.<p>Considering how many people have been injured or died due to Takata's defective airbag inflators, you'd think every automaker would take any Takata-related recall and run with it. Not Ford, though.<p>Ford will petition the …

Business

Faulty airbag at centre of recall to blame for death of Sydney man

A faulty airbag likely led to the death of man involved in a crash in Sydney's south-west last week.<p>The man, 58, was driving a Honda CRV when it …

Brisbane

Ford, Mazda to fight latest Takata recall

DETROIT (AP) — Ford and Mazda are fighting an immediate recall of Takata air bag inflators.<p>Earlier this month Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles from Ford, Nissan and Mazda to a recall that affects more than 40 million vehicles. The vehicles have inflators …

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You know you want to see an airbag explode out of a microwave... in slow motion

The inventor of the industrious, modern microwave probably didn't have heating up airbags in mind when they were thinking about uses for it, yet here we are.<p>The Slow Mo Guys are throwing back to those old-school YouTube videos where people would throw stuff in microwaves just to see what would …

Cool Stuff

What Happens When You Microwave an Airbag? - Technabob

Inspired by a classic YouTube video, The Slow Mo Guys decided to deploy a couple of airbags in microwave ovens so that they could capture the …

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With new Takata air bag recalls, automakers may face more liabilities

TOKYO (Reuters) - Takata Corp's (T:7312) bankruptcy filing last month was meant to draw a line under the auto industry's biggest safety recall, but …

21st Century

Cooking an Airbag Turns a Microwave Door Into a Missile

Despite an endless list of fascinating and destructive experiments you can try, microwaves should really only be used to heat food. Not lightbulbs, …

Cool Stuff

Microwaving an Airbag

The Slow-Mo Guys dusted off an old internet classic, but for their version of the destructive experiment, they captured it in front of the lens of …

Cool Stuff

Microwaving an Airbag in Slow Motion

What is the worst possible non-living thing you could put into a microwave? Gav and Dan, the Slow Mo Guys, very well may have found it. An automobile …

Cool Stuff

The necessary violence of life-saving airbags

It was 5pm on a perfect summer evening two weeks back. Melissa Moore, 54, was driving her 2017 Subaru Forester on the rural highway just outside …

Canadian News

Wheels24.co.za | Mazda extends defective airbag recall: 19 000 SA cars could be affected

'It has been recorded that an additional estimated 19 000 units are affected in South Africa,' says Mazda SA as it extends its recall of defective …

Autos

Mazda recalls additional 19,000 vehicles in South Africa over airbag scare

CAPE TOWN: Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 19,000 cars in South Africa due to airbag safety concerns as the Japanese carmaker extends a global recall …

Takata asks bankruptcy judge to halt air bag lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Japanese auto parts supplier Takata is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for an injunction prohibiting the governments of Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from prosecuting lawsuits involving the company's lethally defective air bag inflators.<p>In a complaint filed …

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Honda sports up its sedan line with the 2018 Accord

Hoping to attract a younger buyer to its sensible but staid Accord, and persuade car shoppers to consider a sedan over an SUV, Honda has given its bestselling mid-sized car a sporty, sexy makeover.<p>Unwrapped at twin events held in Detroit and Torrance on Friday morning, the new vehicle looks and …

Autos

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.34 Million Vehicles

Concerns component failures could lead to inadvertent air bag deployments, fire hazard<p>Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Friday it will voluntarily recall 1.34 million vehicles across the globe, amid concerns component failures could lead to inadvertent air bag deployments or be a potential fire …

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