The Truth About Cars » airbag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » airbag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Ford Latest Automaker to Drop Takata Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ford-latest-automaker-drop-takata-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ford-latest-automaker-drop-takata-airbags/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1225553 Ford announced Monday that it would no longer use airbag inflators made by beleaguered supplier Takata. It’s the latest automaker to join a growing list of companies abandoning the controversial parts maker, Automotive News reported. Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Toyota all announced they wouldn’t be using the airbag inflators, which could explode and spray metal shards […]

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Ford announced Monday that it would no longer use airbag inflators made by beleaguered supplier Takata. It’s the latest automaker to join a growing list of companies abandoning the controversial parts maker, Automotive News reported. Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Toyota all announced they wouldn’t be using the airbag inflators, which could explode and spray metal shards […]

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NHTSA Chief: VW’s Cheating Hurts ‘Public Confidence’ in Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nhtsa-chief-vws-cheating-hurts-public-confidence-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nhtsa-chief-vws-cheating-hurts-public-confidence-industry/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:50:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178521 Speaking at an event in suburban Detroit, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind said Volkswagen’s admission that they lied about emissions in their diesel cars erodes confidence in automakers. “They tell you one thing, you question it,” Rosekind said to reporters, according to Automotive News. “You just have to question every assumption when information […]

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Speaking at an event in suburban Detroit, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind said Volkswagen’s admission that they lied about emissions in their diesel cars erodes confidence in automakers. “They tell you one thing, you question it,” Rosekind said to reporters, according to Automotive News. “You just have to question every assumption when information […]

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Piston Slap: Saabaru Takata Airbag Recall Kerfuffle? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-saabaru-takata-airbag-recall-kerfuffle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-saabaru-takata-airbag-recall-kerfuffle/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1107521   Ron writes: Sajeev, I’ve what should be a straightforward question, but before I go down the rabbit hole with Subaru and GM, I thought I would get some advice. My girlfriend bought a ’05 Saab 9-2X recently. She loves the car and has been making plans for modifying the interior (she’s a lead electronics tech). Anyway, […]

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  Ron writes: Sajeev, I’ve what should be a straightforward question, but before I go down the rabbit hole with Subaru and GM, I thought I would get some advice. My girlfriend bought a ’05 Saab 9-2X recently. She loves the car and has been making plans for modifying the interior (she’s a lead electronics tech). Anyway, […]

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Editorial: Takata and the Dilemma of High Quality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/takata-and-the-dilemma-of-high-quality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/takata-and-the-dilemma-of-high-quality/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:04:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=963162 The Takata airbag inflator problem illustrates a fine dilemma: quality standards across the auto industry are good, those for safety-critical devices are exceptional. The higher the standards, the more difficult it is to spot, much less address, potential problems. If there are only a handful of “incidents” reflected in accident or warranty reports, it requires […]

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The Takata airbag inflator problem illustrates a fine dilemma: quality standards across the auto industry are good, those for safety-critical devices are exceptional. The higher the standards, the more difficult it is to spot, much less address, potential problems. If there are only a handful of “incidents” reflected in accident or warranty reports, it requires […]

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Piston Slap: An Airbag Light Away From Death? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-airbag-light-away-death/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-airbag-light-away-death/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:21:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=947225 TTAC commentator “Stuck in DC Traffic” writes: Hello Sajeev, B&B and your evil doppelganger Sanjeev, I have a 2004 Acura TSX 6MT with 263,000 miles on it. The car runs great, owned out right, still looks good, and is almost problem free except for an airbag light. Being that I live in the DC metro […]

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TTAC commentator “Stuck in DC Traffic” writes: Hello Sajeev, B&B and your evil doppelganger Sanjeev, I have a 2004 Acura TSX 6MT with 263,000 miles on it. The car runs great, owned out right, still looks good, and is almost problem free except for an airbag light. Being that I live in the DC metro […]

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Airbag Saves Man, Then Slowly Kills Him http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/airbag-saves-man-then-slowly-kills-him/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/airbag-saves-man-then-slowly-kills-him/#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 14:41:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446632 A driver from Scotland became involved in a six car pileup. The airbag deployed, the man escaped uninjured. Then, the airbag slowly killed him. The airbag broke a window and got cut. Chemicals from the ruptured airbag of Ronald Smith’s Vauxhall Insignia’s airbag triggered chest and breathing problems, the Daily Record says. Two months after […]

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A driver from Scotland became involved in a six car pileup. The airbag deployed, the man escaped uninjured. Then, the airbag slowly killed him. The airbag broke a window and got cut. Chemicals from the ruptured airbag of Ronald Smith’s Vauxhall Insignia’s airbag triggered chest and breathing problems, the Daily Record says. Two months after […]

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Volvo Debuts Pedestrian Airbag – Can We Have Attractive Car Design Now? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/volvo-debuts-pedestrian-airbag-can-we-have-attractive-car-design-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/volvo-debuts-pedestrian-airbag-can-we-have-attractive-car-design-now/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:52:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434454 Volvo’s Pedestrian Airbag Technology isn’t as fun as the Jiffy Pop Airbag, but it’s an interesting concept nonetheless. Pyrotechnic hoods that pop-up during an impact are nothing new, but where Volvo adds value is through the use of an airbag that pops up from a cavity at the base of the windshield. Pedestrian safety laws […]

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Volvo’s Pedestrian Airbag Technology isn’t as fun as the Jiffy Pop Airbag, but it’s an interesting concept nonetheless. Pyrotechnic hoods that pop-up during an impact are nothing new, but where Volvo adds value is through the use of an airbag that pops up from a cavity at the base of the windshield. Pedestrian safety laws […]

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