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Takata Triggers U.S. Car Recall for Another 10 Million Air Bags

Another 10 million air bag inflators made by now-defunct Takata Corp. must be repaired in what could be the last major wave of the auto industry’s largest-ever safety recall crisis. The callback disclosed on Wednesday represents the final phase in …

Safety Agency Probes 4 Automakers In New Takata Air Bag Recall

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

German Startup Eyes Airbags to Keep Workers Working With Robots Safe

Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-bound to humans. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, …

All GM Cars to Have Airbags by 2019 Model Year

General Motors Co. said Thursday it will phase out cars without airbags and other safety features after its Chevrolet Sail subcompact flunked a crash test in Latin America. The Latin New Car Assessment Program – an independent testing organization – …

Alpine Skiing Airbags Postponed

Alpine skiing’s governing body has postponed the introduction of an airbag system aimed at improving safety in speed racing. FIS men’s race director Markus Waldner said Friday the back protectors cannot be approved yet as their shape doesn’t comply with …

Toyota Recalls 803K Vehicles for Air Bag Defect

Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their airbags or power steering could stop working. The Camry and Camry hybrid, Avalon and Avalon hybrid and Venza from the 2012 and 2013 model years are affected. Toyota says water …

GM to Offer Center Air Bag on 3 Models

General Motors Co. said Thursday it will install a center air bag on three of its models next year to better protect drivers and front-seat passengers. The new bag inflates from the right side of the driver’s seat and is …