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Air bag recalls multiply as auto industry advances safety

GasBuddy Blog -- Have you ever been in a collision in which your vehicle's airbag saved you from severe injury or death?

Folks who've had that experience know that any temporary setbacks automakers may have with airbag recalls is still a step in the right direction; the one that looks to ensure that airbags engage properly at the time they're most needed.

USA TODAY recently took a look at the rising tide of airbag recalls. Already this year, Honda and Toyota have launched air bag-related recalls covering 1.5 million vehicles, and apparently, the problem stems from the fact that there are so many of them and the circuitry that triggers them can sometimes have interference from other technology in the vehicle...

Clearly, there...


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honda0105
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oh, forgot... please have a good flight while it lasts.
honda0105
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whitchey: you don't have to wear seatbelts. Just don't kill anyone else while you eject.
whitcheywoman13
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:04:49 PM

Hate airbags as much as seatbelts
rmwarriors
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:50:29 AM

Every car maker will have some kind of defect. The more tech you have in a car the more that can go wrong.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:21:48 PM

You've placed your trust and life in these manufacturers by forking over your hard-earned cash. Those damned things had better work when you need them.
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dhan
moose21040
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 8:26:49 AM

How many air bags do you really need?
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:43:30 AM

I expect all good Tea-Party members to disable their government-mandated airbags.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:40:20 AM

Hope they get it worked out. Toyota air bags saved my butt twice so far.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:33:16 AM

Bad news
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:32:31 AM

Toyota had a big push over the past several years to wring cost out of their vehicles. Now they are paying for with frequent large recalls.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:31:48 AM

Bad news
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:29:12 AM

Made in china?
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:27:35 AM

Old news.
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CAN'T THE AUTO MAKERS BUILD ANYTHING RIGHT ANYMORE.
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Get your act together auto industry.....
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The most basic protection against crashes and injuries cannot function 100%?
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:20:15 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:19:59 AM

Not surprised.
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Olde.............
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Nothing new here
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Old
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:09:34 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:09:32 AM

Get em fixed! it doesn't do much good to have an airbag if it doesn't work correctly in an accident.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:08:23 AM

Old.
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The more bells and whistles on a car - the more to go wrong!
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:07:10 AM

good
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Good
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:01:25 AM

The airbag in my car goes off all the time and sits in the back seat.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:59:50 AM

old news
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Good
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advance?....hmmmmm
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:56:20 AM

I think I said wow to this yesterday too.
hawkman74
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Wow!!
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:53:12 AM

it is good to hear the auto industry is not waiting for ever to do something about this...not obama he will wait until there is nothing to do and then he will set in a become a hero..what a mess..gas prices have got up UP BETER than virgra..must be /////////////
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:53:01 AM

High tech stuff breaks.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:50:34 AM

Old News...
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:46:25 AM

Good point Bubba
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:44:45 AM

Interference from other technology in the vehicle? What's that, the built in laptop, a cell phone, what?
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Love my Prius, everything works fine.
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Keep improving them.
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The more complex the systems, the easier there is of having a problem.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:39:56 AM

I have a 2012 Fusion and I have had my car in the shop 3 times because my airbag light has been on. When the light is on it means there is a problem with the system and in a accident the airbags might not deploy.

Ford takes it seriously enough that each time I took the car in with the light on they kept the car and gave me a loaner while they went over the problem.

It has been several months now since the last time I got a light.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:38:13 AM

Airbag goes off in my car all the time
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:36:22 AM

Just hope I never really need 'em!
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:35:58 AM

If I'm being forced to pay for more high tech safety features then they should work properly
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What? Why? Who cares?
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:33:51 AM

Cell phone rings causing the airbag to deploy while you're doing 85 in the passing lane. Now THAT would be a problem!
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:33:48 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:29:50 AM

safety is important!
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:29:46 AM

No, we've never had this happen. And as important as this information may be, it has no bearing on gas prices.
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