airbags

Airbag, Seatbelt Fears Lead to 3.4-million-vehicle Toyota Recall

A ghost in the machine that could render passive safety systems like airbags and seatbelt pretensioners useless has infected a range of Toyota models, sparking a global recall of roughly 3.4 million

Honda’s Got a Brand New (Air)bag

Late last week Honda announced its new airbag. Designed to reduce the potential for injuries, especially those encountered in frontal collisions that aren’t perfectly head on, the system is designed
Honda’s new airbag functions like a baseball catcher’s mitt

Honda’s new airbag functions like a baseball catcher’s mitt

Honda's latest airbag deploys into a shape that resembles a baseball catcher's mitt, enveloping the vehicle occupant's head in a way that should cause less head rotation in an accident, thereby

The Airbag You Don’t Want? IIHS Cuts a Popular Safety Device Off at the Knees

It’s likely your average new car buyer can’t come close to guessing the number of airbags poised to deploy in their new ride. Gone are the days when Lee Iacocca would hit the airwaves, bragging about

Audi Recalls 144,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Airbag Sensors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that Volkswagen Group of America is issuing a recall on 144,092 Audi vehicles in the United States so their passenger-side airbag

Inside Out: ZF Tests External Side Airbag System

There was a time when the only thing cushioning your head from a direct impact with the steering wheel in the event of a crash was the skin it was wrapped in. Since then, airbags have proliferated,
Check out this external side airbag system that deploys before you crash

Check out this external side airbag system that deploys before you crash

ZF has shown off an external side airbag capable of deploying before an impact occurs. The company says the pre-crash technology has the potential to save lives and reduce injury severity among the

Federal Probe Covers 12.3 Million Vehicles; Airbags May Not Deploy in a Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into a slew of late-model vehicles equipped with airbags that may not protect occupants in the event of a crash. The

GM’s Side Airbags Are Still Crashing the Party

In a perfect world, a vehicle’s airbags would only deploy in circumstances where the driver, in hindsight, applauds the life-saving buffer’s invention. Not included in that list of circumstances is a

Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags

China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-wide
Toyota recalls another 1.3 million vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbags

Toyota recalls another 1.3 million vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbags

Toyota is recalling another 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of the ongoing Takata airbag replacement program that affects 19 automakers in all. A faulty Takata airbag, if activated, can cause
Toyota Recalls Another 1.7 Million Vehicles for Takata Airbag Inflator Problem

Toyota Recalls Another 1.7 Million Vehicles for Takata Airbag Inflator Problem

This latest recall includes cars from model years 2010 through 2015.

Toyota recalls another 1.7 million cars over faulty airbags

The problems with Takata's potentially defective airbags persist years after they began. Toyota has recalled another 1.7 million cars worldwide, 1.3 million of them in the US, over possible faults in
How You Hold the Steering Wheel Could Seriously Injure You in a Crash

How You Hold the Steering Wheel Could Seriously Injure You in a Crash

Last year I learned to drive again after a 10-year break. I was surprised how dramatically cars had evolved in that period; I learned to be way lighter on the gas and brake, and whenever I used a

Honda Airbags Are Reportedly Huge on the Black Market

Airbag crime is on the rise around the country, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and a recent report from USA Today. However, the latter of the two sources claims the issue is

Toyota to recall 1 million Prius hybrid models over fire risk

Automobile giant Toyota said it is recalling over a million Prius hybrid vehicles globally, including 192,000 cars in the US. The company said in a statement Wednesday that the recall is due to a fire

Kia recalls 500,000 vehicles in the US due to airbag glitch

Kia has issued a recall for 507,000 vehicles in the US, and those who get a notice may want to make sure they comply with its request. The automaker said those vehicles' airbag control units may be

Kia Recalls 507,000 Cars Over Glitchy Airbags

Following a March investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kia Motors is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States to solve an electronic glitch that may
Disney's Extremely Weird Force Jacket Simulates the Feeling of Turning Into the Hulk

Disney's Extremely Weird Force Jacket Simulates the Feeling of Turning Into the Hulk

Are you cool with hugs? What about the most all-encompassing hug you’ve ever had? That just about sums up how Disney Research’s new force feedback jacket works. Using inflatable airbags, it can
Thousands Of You Are Still Riding Around With Deadly Airbags

Thousands Of You Are Still Riding Around With Deadly Airbags

Ten years after recalls began, thousands of you in the U.S.—or around 62,307 to be exact—are still driving cars with the worst of the Takata airbags, the ones that could explode and kill you or your