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Forget Unintended Accel, How About Unintended Airbag Deployment?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by KenLyns, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

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    http://detnews.com/article/20110223/AUTO01/102230328/Ford-to-recall-F-150-trucks-over-air-bags

    Ford to recall F-150 trucks over air bags
    David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau

    Washington — Ford Motor Co. will recall 144,000 F-150 trucks over concerns raised by the government that air bags could deploy without warning, the company said late Tuesday.

    That decision is a turnaround for the Dearborn automaker, which has steadfastly refused to recall the pickups in the face of federal government pressure, but the recall is not as broad as regulators wanted.

    ...
    NHTSA found that the F-150 driver-side air bag wires can be chafed by a sharp metal edge of the horn plate during normal vehicle operations or due to road vibrations. Once the wire insulation is cut, a short can cause the air bag to deploy.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    The should be fined about $ 15 million by the US government .
     
  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    That's scary.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    jrobson

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    Hey, whats good for Toyota is good for Ford. At least this won't be chalked up to driver error and is a legitimate problem and not some made up conspiracy by our Govt to boost American automakers and destroy Toyota.
     
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