Air Bags: Automotive safety devices consisting of a bag designed to inflate upon collision and prevent passengers from pitching forward. (American Heritage Dictionary, 1982)Seat Belts: Restraining belts fastened to the frame of automobiles, aircraft, or other vehicles, and strapped around the person occupying the seat in the car or plane, intended to prevent the person from being thrown forward or out of the vehicle in case of sudden deceleration.Automobiles: A usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation and commonly propelled by an internal-combustion engine using a volatile fuel. (Webster, 1973)Accidents, Traffic: Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.Air: The mixture of gases present in the earth's atmosphere consisting of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.Hyphema: Bleeding in the anterior chamber of the eye.Head Protective Devices: Personal devices for protection of heads from impact, penetration from falling and flying objects, and from limited electric shock and burn.Air Pollutants: Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.ManikinsVitreous Hemorrhage: Hemorrhage into the VITREOUS BODY.Air Pollution: The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.Trauma Severity Indices: Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.Thoracic Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Automobile Driving: The effect of environmental or physiological factors on the driver and driving ability. Included are driving fatigue, and the effect of drugs, disease, and physical disabilities on driving.Horseshoe Crabs: An arthropod subclass (Xiphosura) comprising the North American (Limulus) and Asiatic (Tachypleus) genera of horseshoe crabs.Avalanches: Mass of snow and/or ice falling down a mountain or incline.Snow: Frozen water crystals that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.Off-Road Motor Vehicles: Motorized, recreational vehicles used on non-public roads. They include all-terrain vehicles, dirt-bikes, minibikes, motorbikes, trailbikes, and snowmobiles. Excludes MOTORCYCLES, which are considered public road vehicles.Snow Sports: Sports activities in the snow.United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Palladium: A chemical element having an atomic weight of 106.4, atomic number of 46, and the symbol Pd. It is a white, ductile metal resembling platinum, and following it in abundance and importance of applications. It is used in dentistry in the form of gold, silver, and copper alloys.MichiganConsumer Organizations: Organized groups of users of goods and services.Insurance, Accident: Insurance providing coverage for physical injury suffered as a result of unavoidable circumstances.United States Government Agencies: Agencies of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of the United States.Frontal Lobe: The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.Data Display: The visual display of data in a man-machine system. An example is when data is called from the computer and transmitted to a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY or LIQUID CRYSTAL display.Deceleration: A decrease in the rate of speed.Computer Terminals: Input/output devices designed to receive data in an environment associated with the job to be performed, and capable of transmitting entries to, and obtaining output from, the system of which it is a part. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Sex Determination Processes: The mechanisms by which the SEX of an individual's GONADS are fixed.Vegetables: A food group comprised of EDIBLE PLANTS or their parts.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Aerosol Propellants: Compressed gases or vapors in a container which, upon release of pressure and expansion through a valve, carry another substance from the container. They are used for cosmetics, household cleaners, and so on. Examples are BUTANES; CARBON DIOXIDE; FLUOROCARBONS; NITROGEN; and PROPANE. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Mental Recall: The process whereby a representation of past experience is elicited.Holidays: Days commemorating events. Holidays also include vacation periods.Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.Infant Equipment: Equipment and furniture used by infants and babies in the home, car, and play area.Plastics: Polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticizers, pigments, and stabilizers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Epoxy Compounds: Organic compounds that include a cyclic ether with three ring atoms in their structure. They are commonly used as precursors for POLYMERS such as EPOXY RESINS.Film Dosimetry: Use of a device (film badge) for measuring exposure of individuals to radiation. It is usually made of metal, plastic, or paper and loaded with one or more pieces of x-ray film.Benzhydryl Compounds: Compounds which contain the methyl radical substituted with two benzene rings. Permitted are any substituents, but ring fusion to any of the benzene rings is not allowed.Man-Machine Systems: A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system.Chlorohydrins: Any of the compounds derived from a group of glycols or polyhydroxy alcohols by chlorine substitution for part of the hydroxyl groups. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)Galaxies: Large aggregates of CELESTIAL STARS; COSMIC DUST; and gas. (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Astronomical Processes: The behavior and interactions of matter and energy in outer space.Telescopes: Instruments used to observe distant objects.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.
Dynamic injury tolerances for long bones of the female upper extremity. (1/79)This paper presents the dynamic injury tolerances for the female humerus and forearm derived from dynamic 3-point bending tests using 22 female cadaver upper extremities. Twelve female humeri were tested at an average strain rate of 3.7+/-1.3%/s. The strain rates were chosen to be representative of those observed during upper extremity interaction with frontal and side airbags. The average moment to failure when mass scaled for the 5th centile female was 128+/-19 Nm. Using data from the in situ strain gauges during the drop tests and geometric properties obtained from pretest CT scans, an average dynamic elastic modulus for the female humerus was found to be 24.4+/-3.9 GPa. The injury tolerance for the forearm was determined from 10 female forearms tested at an average strain rate of 3.94+/-2.0%/s. Using 3 matched forearm pairs, it was determined that the forearm is 21% stronger in the supinated position (92+/-5 Nm) versus the pronated position (75+/-7 Nm). Two distinct fracture patterns were seen for the pronated and supinated groups. In the supinated position the average difference in fracture time between the radius and ulna was a negligible 0.4+/-0.3 ms. However, the pronated tests yielded an average difference in fracture time of 3.6+/-1.2 ms, with the ulna breaking before the radius in every test. This trend implies that in the pronated position, the ulna and radius are loaded independently, while in the supinated position the ulna and radius are loaded together as a combined structure. To produce a conservative injury criterion, a total of 7 female forearms were tested in the pronated position, which resulted in the forearm injury criterion of 58+/-12 Nm when scaled for the 5th centile female. It is anticipated that these data will provide injury reference values for the female forearm during driver air bag loading, and the female humerus during side air bag loading. (+info)
Driver distance from the steering wheel: perception and objective measurement. (2/79)OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the accuracy of driver perceptions of the distance between the driver's nose and the steering wheel of the vehicle as a factor in considering driver disconnection of an airbag contained in the steering wheel for preventing injury to the driver in an accident. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 1000 drivers was done to obtain perceived and objective measurements of the distance between the driver's nose and the steering wheel of the vehicle. RESULTS: Of 234 drivers who believed that they sat within 12 inches of the steering wheel, only 8 (3%) actually did so, whereas of 658 drivers who did not believe that they sat within 12 inches of the wheel, 14 (2%) did so. Shorter drivers were more likely than taller ones to both underestimate and overestimate their seating distance. CONCLUSIONS: Considerable misperception of drivers' distance from the wheel indicates that drivers should objectively measure this distance. (+info)
Air bags and ocular injuries. (3/79)PURPOSE: This investigation retrospectively examined ocular injuries associated with air bag deployment to gain a better appreciation of potential risk factors in motor vehicle accidents. National statistics regarding the efficacy of air bags were reviewed. METHODS: Review of the literature from 1991 to 1998 identified 44 articles describing 97 patients with air-bag-induced ocular injuries. Variables extracted from each case were age, sex, height, position in the car, eye wear, vehicle impact speed, visual acuity, and specific ocular injuries. RESULTS: Corneal abrasions occurred in 49% of occupants, hyphemas in 43%, vitreous or retinal hemorrhages in 25%, and retinal tears or detachments in 15%. The globe was ruptured in 10 patients. Patients involved in higher-speed accidents (over 30 mph) sustained a greater percentage of vitreous or retinal hemorrhages and traumatic cataracts, while those at slower speeds were more prone to retinal tears or detachments. In a subset of 14 patients with serious ocular injuries, the impact speed of 11 patients was recorded at 30 mph or less. Slower speed may be a risk factor for some ocular injuries. Occupant height was not a significant factor. National statistics confirm that air bags reduce fatalities in motor vehicle accidents. However, children sitting in the front seat without a seat belt and infants in passenger-side rear-facing car seats are at risk for fatal injury. CONCLUSION: Air bags combined with seat belts are an effective means of reducing injury and death in adults during motor vehicle accidents. However, this study has documented a wide variety of ocular injuries associated with air bag deployment. It is hoped that researchers can develop modifications that continue to save lives while minimizing additional harm. (+info)
Airbag associated fatal head injury: case report and review of the literature on airbag injuries. (4/79)Airbags have been shown to significantly reduce mortality and morbidity in motor vehicle crashes. However, the airbag, like the seat belt, produces its own range of injuries. With the increasing use of airbags in the UK, airbag associated injuries will be seen more often. These are usually minor, but in certain circumstances severe and fatal injuries result. Such injuries have been described before in the medical literature, but hitherto most reports have been from North America. This is the first case report from the UK of serious injury due to airbag deployment and describes the case of a driver who was fatally injured when her airbag deployed in a moderate impact frontal collision where such severe injury would not normally have been anticipated. The range of airbag associated injuries is described and predisposing factors such as lack of seat belt usage, short stature, and proximity to airbag housing are discussed. The particular dangers airbags pose to children are also discussed. (+info)
Child seating position and restraint use in three states. (5/79)OBJECTIVE: Because of risks from deploying airbags to children in front seats, extensive publicity has been aimed at getting them restrained and in rear seats. The objective of this study was to assess restraint use and seating positions among children in vehicles with and without airbags. METHOD: Surveys were conducted in cities in Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas 1998. Restraint use and seating position were noted for all children, as well as their estimated age, driver belt use, airbag presence, and vehicle license plate number. RESULTS: Fewer children were observed in the front seats of vehicles with passenger airbags (24%) than in vehicles without them (36%). Most of the children seated in front were ages 7-12 (44%-61%), followed by 3-6 year olds (29%-35%). Very few children ages 0-2 were seated in front (5%-12%). The overwhelming majority of children ages 0-2 were restrained. However, children ages 3-6 seated in the front were least likely to be restrained and most likely to be improperly restrained. Restraint use was higher when the driver was belted, but about 30% of 3-6 year olds were unrestrained even with a belted driver. CONCLUSIONS: Efforts should continue to educate parents about the importance of correct restraint use and rear seating for children, particularly once children move from child safety seats into adult belts. Efforts also should be made to enforce the seat belt laws that exist in every state. (+info)
Driver air bag effectiveness by severity of the crash. (6/79)OBJECTIVES: This analysis provided effectiveness estimates of the driver-side air bag while controlling for severity of the crash and other potential confounders. METHODS: Data were from the National Automotive Sampling System (1993-1996). Injury severity was described on the basis of the Abbreviated Injury Scale, Injury Severity Score, Functional Capacity Index, and survival. Ordinal, linear, and logistic multivariate regression methods were used. RESULTS: Air bag deployment in frontal or near-frontal crashes decreases the probability of having severe and fatal injuries (e.g., Abbreviated Injury Scale score of 4-6), including those causing a long-lasting high degree of functional limitation. However, air bag deployment in low-severity crashes increases the probability that a driver (particularly a woman) will sustain injuries of Abbreviated Injury Scale level 1 to 3. Air bag deployment exerts a net injurious effect in low-severity crashes and a net protective effect in high-severity crashes. The level of crash severity at which air bags are protective is higher for female than for male drivers. CONCLUSIONS: Air bag improvement should minimize the injuries induced by their deployment. One possibility is to raise their deployment level so that they deploy only in more severe crashes. (+info)
Traumatic bilateral internal carotid artery dissection following airbag deployment in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia. (7/79)This case describes a 39-yr-old male, presenting with left hemiplegia after a road traffic accident involving frontal deceleration and airbag deployment. Brain computerized tomography (CT) scan revealed a right parietal lobe infarct. Contrast angiography demonstrated bilateral internal carotid artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia. The patient was treated with systemic heparinization. Neurological improvement, evidenced by full return of touch sensation, proprioception and nociception began 10 days after the injury. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of carotid artery dissection associated with airbag deployment. Forced neck extension in such settings may result in carotid artery dissection because of shear force injury at the junction of the extracranial and intrapetrous segments of the vessel. Clinicians should consider carotid artery injury when deterioration in neurological status occurs after airbag deployment. We propose that the risk of carotid artery dissection was increased by the presence of fibromuscular dysplasia. (+info)
Mortality reduction with air bag and seat belt use in head-on passenger car collisions. (8/79)To assess the efficacy of occupant protection systems, the authors measured the mortality reduction associated with air bag deployment and seat belt use for drivers involved in head-on passenger car collisions in the United States. They used a matched case-control design of all head-on collisions involving two passenger cars reported to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 1992-1997, and driver mortality differences between the paired crash vehicles for air bag deployment and seat belt use were measured with matched-pair odds ratios. Conditional logistic regression was used to adjust for multiple effects. There were 9,859 head-on collisions involving 19,718 passenger cars and drivers. Air bag deployment reduced mortality 63% (crude odds ratio (OR) = 0.37, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.32, 0.42), while lap-shoulder belt use reduced mortality 72% (OR = 0.28, 95% CI: 0.25, 0.31). In a conditional logistic model that adjusted for vehicle (rollover, weight, age) and driver (age, sex) factors, air bags (OR = 0.71, 95% CI: 0.58, 0.87) and any combination of seat belts (OR = 0.25, 95% CI: 0.22, 0.29) were both associated with reduced mortality. Combined air bag and seat belt use reduced mortality by more than 80% (OR = 0.18, 95% CI: 0.13, 0.25). Thus, this study confirms the independent effect of air bags and seat belts in reducing mortality. (+info)
to the editor: Exposure to high noise levels associated with air bag deployment during an automobile accident may result in irreversible hearing loss. Laboratory studies have established that peak acoustic pressure of 170 dB produced during air bag deployment can induce harmful inner ear effects.1 In these air bag studies, the greatest hearing loss has occurred at 4,000 Hz.. In my practice, I have seen this pattern of hearing loss in patients exposed to air bag deployment. These patients showed the greatest hearing loss in the range of 3,000 to 6,000 Hz. Since the loss occurs above the speech frequency range of 500 to 2,000 Hz, it may not be immediately apparent to the patient; audiologic testing is required to detect hearing loss in this range.. However, the injury to the ear may manifest as tinnitus, which some of my patients have reported. Tinnitus is commonly caused by damage to the inner ear and is usually associated with hearing loss in frequencies above the speech frequency range. Thus, ...
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The air bag system is described in terms of four basic elements: the crash sensors and controls, the inflator, the air bag itself, and the diagnostic circuitry. A general discussion of these elements is provided and a review of air bag related injuries is also presented which includes data from various sources such as the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, Transport Canada, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The most frequently occurring accident type is the frontal collision and has been the main focus of safety efforts with regard to restraint systems. Air bags are an effective injur/prevention device, however their deployment can introduce new injury mechanisms. Air bags save lives and decrease the severity of major injuries in exchange for increasing the number of minor injuries. Certain risk factors exist during an accident involving air bag deployment including occupants sitting in close proximity to ...
This document responds to a petition for rulemaking from Thieman Tailgates, Inc., concerning the Federal motor vehicle safety standard requiring trailers and semitrailers to be equipped with rear impact guards. The petitioner asked us to amend the standard so that it expressly excludes trailers...
Since they were mandated in new automobiles beginning in 1989, air bags have undoubtedly saved lives and prevented numerous accidents. But a recent rash of defective air bags incidents is cause for concern for driver and passenger safety.. Since 2011, air bag problems were responsible for the recall of 7.75 million vehicles. This year alone, 1.5 million vehicles have been recalled for possible defective air bags. Honda and Toyota have issued 22 recalls in 2013, covering 18 different models, over this issue. In January, General Motors announced a recall of almost 4,000 vehicles due to air bag concerns, and Chrysler recalled 750,000 Jeep vehicles in November 2012 for faulty air bags.. Hondas 2013 recall is the automakers second recent action in response to problems with the safety devices. Late in 2011, the automaker issued a recall following a number of accidents involving improperly inflating air bags, including two that resulted in fatalities.. Problems with Defective Air Bags. The issues ...
I too question the validity of these numbers. They smack of governmental cooking of the data to get the desired results. I believe in wearing seatbelts for personal protection in case of an accident. I do not think that I need to be protected from myself. That is the agenda of the NHTSA and the insurance industry in my opinion. Stephen C. Kemmerer ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Re: Air bags (again) (marginal Audi content) Author: [email protected] (Jeffrey J. Goggin) at Internet Date: 9/24/97 6:09 AM ,It is my view that very few people are better off without an air bag, ,but try telling that to the parents of this 11-year-old, whose death can ,now be added to the following NHTSA stats: , ,Drivers saved by air bags: 2,191 ,Drivers killed by air bags: 34 , ,Passengers saved by air bags: 314 ,Passengers killed by air bags: 46 children and three adults. The obvious question (to me, anyway) is how does the NHTSA calculate these stats? I ...
When Ralph Nader wrote his book Unsafe At Any Speed in 1965, he documented how unsafe the Chevrolet Corvair was, and how General Motors and other car manufacturers opposed any effort to require safety features like seat belts because they didnt want to spend money on such safety features. The safety measures that he wanted car makers to implement would cost about $700 per car; the car makers were in fact spending about 23 cents a car on safety features.. The publication of Unsafe At Any Speed and the National Academy of Sciences report "Accidental Death and Disability-The Neglected Disease of Modern Society" led to Congressional hearings , legislation to require installation of seat belts, and adoption of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was formed in 1970, and has been responsible for investigating accidents and developing and implementing safety standards in vehicle and road design. Since safety became an important ...
An idiot light , sometimes "tell-tale", is an indicator of malfunction of a system within a motor vehicle by an illuminated symbol or text legend. The "idiot light" terminology arises from popular frustration with automakers use of lights for crucial functions which could previously be monitored by gauges, so a troublesome condition could be detected and corrected early. Such early detection of problems with, for example, engine temperature or oil pressure or charging system operation is not possible via an idiot light, which lights only when a fault has already occurred - thus providing no advance warnings or details of the malfunctions extent. The Hudson automobile company was the first to use lights instead of gauges for oil pressure and the voltmeter, starting in the mid-1930s. Automotive tell-tales are regulated by automobile safety standards worldwide. In the United States, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 101 includes tell-tales in its ...
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.. The company, the worlds biggest automaker, said Wednesday that it was "renotifying" owners of some vehicles involved in a 2013 safety recall of 2.14 million vehicles. It said the initial recall was based on incomplete serial numbers from the part supplier, Japans Takata Corp.. The inflators contained improperly made propellant that could cause them to work abnormally, and possibly cause fires, in case of a crash. Toyota said it had received one report of a burn on a seat cover from faulty air bag deployment.. The recall involves about 20 Toyota models, including some Corolla compacts and Tundra pickups made in 2003-2004 and some 2002-2004 Lexus SC 430 coupes made in the U.S. The models being recalled in Japan were made in 2000-2003.. Toyota has been striving to restore its ...
Kylan Langlinais died on April 9th when her car crashed into a utility pole in Lafayette, Louisiana. Upon impact, Langlinaiss air bag exploded, but with too much force. Shrapnel ejected from the airbag and punctured Langlinaiss right carotid artery, causing her death. Several doctors did exploratory surgery and concluded that the injury from the exploding air bag directly caused her death, as she had no other injuries. Langlinais mother received a recall notice from Honda in connection with the airbags just two days after her daughters car accident.. According to KOIN6, Langlinaiss mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Honda and Takata claiming that the two companies covered up the air bag defect for more than ten years. In May, Tanaka finally recalled 33.8 million air bag inflators, after much pressure from the government. This was the largest auto recall in United States history. Although the company is still trying to determine the cause of the defect, it is possible that the ...
Continental Tire North America, Inc., (Continental), has determined that certain passenger car tires manufactured between March of 2007 and June of 2009 did not fully comply with paragraphs S5.5(e) and S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Continental has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated June 30, 2009). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and the rule implementing those provisions at 49 CFR part 556, Continental has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of Continentals petition was published, with a 30-day public comment period, on April 7, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 17830). No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the ...
Abstract: Rollover crashworthiness for passenger vehicles is currently evaluated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 216 static roof strength compliance test. However, research clearly shows that the static test is inadequate in evaluating a vehicles injury potential performance in a real-world rollover event. Studies previously conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show a general relationship between a vehicles Strength-to-Weight-Ratio (SWR) and its real world injury potential. Although this general relationship is fairly accurate for most vehicles, there are many individual vehicle anomalies. The real world injury performance of the vehicles which make up these anomalies depends much less on the static roof strength (as measured in a FMVSS 216 test) and more on the dynamic performance of the roof and occupant protection systems during a real world rollover (as simulated on the Jordan Rollover System [JRS]). Repeatable dynamic crash tests are used by ...
Improved survival rates and earlier discharge of preterm (,37 weeks gestation at birth) and low birth weight (,2500 g at birth) infants have increased the number of small infants who are being transported in private vehicles. Car safety seats that are used correctly are 71% effective in preventing fatalities attributable to passenger car crashes in infants.1 To ensure that preterm and low birth weight infants are transported safely, the proper selection and use of car safety seats or car beds are necessary.. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213, which establishes design and dynamic performance requirements for child-restraint systems, applies to children weighing up to 65 lb. However, the standard has no minimum weight limit and does not address the relative hypotonia and risk of airway obstruction in preterm or low birth weight infants. Most rear-facing car safety seats are designated by the manufacturer for use by infants weighing more than 4 or 5 lb, with some designated for use ...
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured March 20, 2014, to April 22, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured March 21, 2014, to April 22, 2014. Due to a software error, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems ...
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured March 20, 2014, to April 22, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured March 21, 2014, to April 22, 2014. Due to a software error, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems ...
A passenger detection system is provided. The passenger detection system utilized an oscillation circuit that causes an antenna electrode to emit an electric field that is disrupted by the electrical characteristics of n object placed on the seat. This disruption alters the current and phase of the signal in the antenna electrode. By comparing the current flowing in the antenna electrode and/or the difference between the phases of the signal is the antenna electrode and the oscillation circuit output signal with predetermined threshold values, it is possible to detect the presence of a passenger in a reliable and inexpensive manner. Environmental sensors are used to make the determination more accurate. Humidity, moisture and/or grounding condition are detected and used to alter processing, values or calculations.
If the future of driving is autonomous, testing and legislation must be in accord to assure public safety when autonomous vehicles (AVs) begin to deploy. In early September, thanks to a bipartisan effort to develop legislation for self-driving or autonomous vehicles (AVs), the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) known as the SELF DRIVE (Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution) Act. H.R. 3388 (SELF DRIVE Act) is first-of-its-kind legislation to ensure the safe and innovative development, testing, and deployment of self-driving cars. While self-driving technology is currently being developed and tested across the country, from the Silicon Valley to Detroit, federal motor vehicle safety standards need to be updated to address vehicles lacking traditional design features.. A parallel bill has been introduced by the U.S. Senate and sponsored by Senator John Thune (R-SD) called AV START (the American Vision for ...
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A gas generator for an air bag system has, in a housing provided with a gas discharge port, ignition means activated upon an impact, and gas generating means ignited and burnt by the ignition means and generate a combustion gas for inflating an air bag, and two combustion chambers storing the gas generating means. The combustion chambers are concentrically provided so as to be adjacent to each other in the radial direction of the housing, and a communicating hole which allows communication between the combustion chambers is provided, in the housing. The gas generator also has two igniters, two different gas generating means, a connector having a lead wire, a combustion chamber, ignition means provided in an inner cylindrical member, and an automatic ignition member, which can effectively restrain an occupant.
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Federal auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit. The unusual move by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration buys time for GM to do long-term tests of Takata air bag inflators in older trucks and SUVs including its top-selling vehicle, the Chevrolet Silverado pickup. The recall also covers the GMC Sierra pickup and many popular full-size SUVs from the 2007 to 2011 model years. The testing could help GM fend off several recalls totaling 6.8 million trucks and SUVS with the same inflators that ultimately could cost the company $870 million, according to a GM filing with securities regulators. The delay also pushes the decision into the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has stated that he wants to get rid of unnecessary government regulation. Takata uses ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to
From 1987 to 2012, frontal airbags have saved the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans. Thats enough people to fill AT&T Park in San Francisco almost to capacity. Of the more than 224 million cars and light trucks on United States roads, more than 163 million have driver airbags and an additional 144 million of these also have passenger airbags.. Although airbags have dramatically improved driver and passenger safety overall, defective airbags have been responsible for serious and sometimes fatal injuries to consumers. Common airbag injuries include airbag burns, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, vision or hearing loss, decapitation, and other serious injuries to the head, torso and arms.. If you or a loved one was injured due to a faulty airbag, you should understand the legal rights that every California consumer has. This post provides a basic introduction to defective airbag lawsuits in California. First, we discuss common causes of airbag defects that have lead to serious injuries in the ...
In 2003, Tennessee traffic records show 37,784 automobile accidents involved a deployed airbag, while an additional 371 vehicles had the airbags turned off.. The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identified roughly 175 fatalities caused by airbag accidents, while 104 of these fatalities included children. Of course, the first airbag fatality was not recorded until 1994, when they were becoming more common in automobiles.. Essentially, an airbag is a device used to protect individuals while traveling in our vehicles in the case of an automobile accident. There are typically a variety of airbags that deploy in modern day vehicles to protect from all angles and to aid in preventing injuries.. If you or someone you love has been involved in an automobile accident which resulted in an injury caused by an airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. Our attorneys believe that if a negligent individual causes an accident, they should be held ...
In a message dated 96-12-11 11:07:58 EST, [email protected] (Dan Masi) writes: ,, Sorry if I missed the answer to this question already, but: what does one do in an A8, which has airbags in the rear sides? Id assume youd put the baby carrier in the center of the rear seat, but still... and what if you have twins? Can you not carry them safetly in an A8? ,, You are correct in suggesting that the center, rear seat is the preferred location for a properly secured child seat. However, I dont subscribe to the notion that carrying children in the back seat, next to the side impact air bags, is inherently more dangerous than in a car without them. But if a person really thought that rear seat occupants were safer _without_ the side impact air bags on the A8, they can readily be deactivated. In the case of side air bags - since they are not a federally mandated safety item - deactivation is legal, reversable and the dealer can do it at the customers request. Before all of you A8 owners rush out ...
We had a client come in the other day explaining that they thought they hit a pothole, which deployed the side curtain air bags on their 2008 Buick Enclave. Upon inspection we found no evidence of damage under the vehicle that would have caused this.
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An air bag cover assembly for a motor vehicle is provided and includes a plastic substrate which is adapted to enclose an uninflated automotive air bag and a switch. The substrate has an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface has a recessed portion defining therebehind a switch location area. Also included is a badge which is bonded to the substrate and includes a relatively soft plastic preform which is compatible with the substrate and a foil top layer. The badge is shaped correspondingly to be received in and secured to the recessed portion of the substrate. The badge also defines a switch interface for actuating the switch by applying pressure to the badge at it front outer surface.
In a review of 540 crashes in which the steering-wheel airbag deployed, 38% of the drivers sustained some level of upper extremity injury. The majority of these were AIS-1 injuries including abrasions, contusions and small lacerations. In 18 crashes the drivers sustained AIS-2 or-3 level upper extremity injuries, including fractures of the radius and/or ulna, or of the metacarpal bones, all related to airbag deployments. It was determined that six drivers sustained the fracture(s) directly from the deploying airbag or the airbag module cover. The remaining 12 drivers had fractures from the extremity being flung into interior vehicle structures, usually the instrument panel. Most drivers were taller than 170 cm and, of the 18 drivers, 10 were males ...
To provide a method for easily discriminating used and unused gas generators from among gas generators for air bags separated from used cars in a car scrapping process. A method for discriminating between used and unused gas generators according to the present invention is a method for discriminating used and unused gas generators from among gas generators for air bags separated from used cars in a car scrapping process, and this method comprises the steps of: a) crushing used cars mounted with gas generators each having on a surface thereof a material discoloring according to the surface temperatures in actuating the gas generator to separate the gas generators, and b) discriminating the gas generators in which surfaces are discolored and the gas generators in which surfaces are not discolored from among the separated gas generators.
The creation of air bags were developed in the 1970s to practice high falls. The technology of the air bags has changed dramatically through the years enabling
Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
DETROIT (AP) Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat.Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small
The Chevrolet Cobalt was introduced in the 2005 model year as a replacement for the Cavalier and discontinued after the 2010 model year.. Two tests of a Cobalt were conducted, one with an optional side airbag for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.. In the 2008-09 model years, the side airbags were made standard, except in cars sold to fleet buyers that could still be ordered without side airbags. Caution: This means that when fleet vehicles without side airbags are eventually sold, they will be available to retail purchasers. For the 2010 models, side airbags were made standard for retail and fleet buyers.. ...
General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata drivers air bag inflators.
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How do they work?. The curtain airbag activates instantaneously in the event of a side impact crash, deploying from the top of the door rails above the side window. They form a cushion between the driver or passenger and the window and stay in place if the car rolls over to protect their head.. Why do I need them?. Research conducted in the USA estimates that head protecting airbags can reduce driver deaths in the event of a side impact crash by close to 40%*. Without them, in a side impact crash there is little to protect your head from striking the side of the car or rigid objects like trees or poles.. How are curtain airbags different to other types of airbags?. Curtain airbags are one type of head protecting side airbag. There are other kinds too, such as combination head and torso designs.. Combination head and torso airbags mostly activate from the seat, but some types deploy from the door, offering you good protection to both head and body in side impact crashes. However, combination ...
The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2004 models, design changes were made to the optional side airbags for the drivers and front passengers torsos. Beginning with 2005 models, side airbags were made standard.. Two tests of a 2004 Accord were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.. ...
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Automakers are recalling millions of vehicles due to allegedly defective air bags which shoot out metal shards when they activate, severely injuring drivers and passengers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight automakers announced a recall affecting more than 12 million vehicles on Friday related to defective Takata air bags, documents posted by U.S. government regulators showed.. Honda Motor Co is recalling 4.5 million U.S. vehicles while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 4.3 million, the documents show.. Japans Takata this month agreed to declare up to 40 million additional inflators defective by 2019 in a move that will involve 17 automakers issuing vehicle recalls.. More automakers are expected to issue recall notices in coming days.. Takata has declared 14 million inflators defective in the first phase of its latest recall.. Earlier, it recalled 28.8 million inflators affecting 24 million U.S. vehicles.. At least 2.3 million of the 12 million vehicles recalled on Friday were subject to previous recalls.. Toyota Motor Corp has told regulators it is recalling 1.65 million vehicles Subaru is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the United States.. The two ...
At a New Years party thrown by Honda in 1985, Juichiro Takada, heir to a family woven-cloth business that had branched into car seat belts, divulged a decision. His company, Takata Corp., would steer clear of mass-producing automotive air bags. The newest idea in car safety - cushions that inflated within thousandths of a second after an accident - was just too risky. One mistake could ruin the company he inherited from his father.
Using a five or six liter rubber bag, inhalation and exhalation can be practiced. Since the same air is breathed, carbon dioxide, rather than oxygen, is transferred avoiding hyperventilation.. Practice emptying and filling the lungs by slowly rebreathing air several times in a row. In this exercise the muscles of enlargement will learn to work apart from the muscles of reduction. It is important that the lungs go from extremes, empty to full. Rebreathing air from a breathing bag can be done repeatedly for about twenty seconds without discomfort.. An air bag can also be used as a rough gauge of a persons vital capacity. Another use is with an instrument. After a full inhalation, exhale into the bag filling it as much as possible. Hold the air in the bag with a finger over the tube. After positioning the instrument for playing inhale from the bag and start playing the instrument. The bag gives a visually known quantity of air.. We now offer bags from two manufacturers, both made of latex rubber. ...
General Motors is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.
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Takata air bags can inflate with too much force, which causes a metal canister to rupture and spew shrapnel into the vehicle. ... Up to five people also may have been killed by the air bags in Malaysia, bringing the number of deaths globally to as many as ... US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags. Published October 21, 2016. MarketsAssociated Press ... Honda says it has sufficient supplies of replacement air bags for owners who still need them. ...
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... may also have a defect in air bags in 2003 to 2010 Chevrolet Impalas, an auto safety watchdog group said on Monday. ... which has recalled 2.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to deactivate, ... which determines when an air bag deploys in an accident, may improperly turn off the air bag if the passenger is bounced in his ... Air bags are not designed to deploy when a passengers weight is below a certain amount, and a bouncing motion, even when the ...
Takata air bag dangers that have led to 40 million vehicles being recalled have prompted regulators to look into the broader ... of older vehicles with original air bags.. It appears there is more to the air bag story than just Takata, Zuchowski added, ... Air Bag Investigation Widens: Aging Parts Reliability Questioned. Published Wed, Jul 22 20156:05 PM EDT. Updated Thu, Jul 23 ... The goal is to create a precise rush of hot gases that inflate a hidden air bag quickly enough to cushion an occupant even in a ...
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- Takata air bags, installed in tens of millions of U.S. vehicles, are subject to recall due to a safety defect that may cause them to explode and result in serious injury or death. (nhtsa.gov)
- Toyota Motor North America has announced a voluntary recall of about 49,000 Toyota and Lexus cars to fix its faulty airbags . (bing.com)
- This is a quick update for the Toyota airbag recall in early November, 2014. (bing.com)
- TOKYO, - Toyota Motor Corp will recall nearly 1.3 million cars globally for two separate defects, including 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the United States to fix airbags that could be deployed inadvertently, the automaker said. (bing.com)
- Criminals are stealing airbags out of late-model Hondas that require airbag replacements due to the Takata recall, working with shops in fraud rings. (freep.com)
- If people get a recall notice for a defective air bag, safety experts say it is critical to go to a dealership and get it repaired, which is free, as soon as possible. (freep.com)
- The air bag algorithm has also become part of the investigation into a recall begun in February of 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other GM models for a defective ignition switch that could suddenly turn off the car's engine. (reuters.com)
- Safety advocates and industry officials also have begun to question whether a technology designed to save lives can, over time, become a threat to life and limb since the first recall related to the Takata air bags in November 2008. (cnbc.com)
- It's perfectly legal under federal law for air bag assemblies or other parts subject to recall to be pulled out of wrecked cars and sold by junkyards to repair shops that may not even know the danger. (latimes.com)
- NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List. (thecarconnection.com)
- Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are asking regulators how they will keep Takata Corp. accountable for their recall of air bag inflators, which have been linked to at least eight deaths in the US. (newsinferno.com)
- And that was enough for the government to decide that this air bag recall should be expanded nationally. (pbs.org)
- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. (orlandosentinel.com)
- A nationwide recall of driver's air bags was expanded to more than 17 million vehicles. (orlandosentinel.com)
- For the most part, the air bag maker refused to declare the inflators defective and even questioned the agency's authority to order it to conduct a recall. (orlandosentinel.com)
- Defective airbags sold as replacement parts have largely slipped through massive airbag recall efforts. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles. (manufacturing.net)
- Among the vehicles affected by the recall are 380,000 Toyota vehicles that were inspected after that recall but did not receive new air bag inflators. (manufacturing.net)
- After a series of incidents and at least two deaths allegedly caused by faulty air bags, Takata s car-company clients last year ordered the largest air-bag-related recall in history. (dispatch.com)
- Last week, Honda Motor Co. expanded its recall of vehicles with Takata airbag inflators to include California. (autonews.com)
- 139 injuries have been reported by various automakers, with 37 people claiming that the air bag ruptured and sent out metal fragments, as investigated by The New York Times .NHTSA advises owners of vehicles on the Takata airbag recall list to act immediately to get their airbags replaced. (lieffcabraser.com)
- This extended recall covers 14 of Honda's models produced between 2002 and 2008, including the Civic and CR-V ranges, which were fitted with airbags that have the risk of "abnormal" inflation. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said all the vehicles covered in Saturday's announcement had already been under a recall for the faulty air bags. (canadianbusiness.com)
- About 39 air bags, or 15 per cent, that had been replaced under the previous recall have deployed inadvertently again. (canadianbusiness.com)
- The agency says about one million Toyota and Honda vehicles involved in the Saturday recall are also subject to a separate recall related to defective air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. (canadianbusiness.com)
- O'Lear's vehicle is one of the millions caught up in the Takata airbag recall. (dallasnews.com)
- The car owned by Kellie O'Lear is one of the millions of vehicles caught up in the Takata airbag recall. (dallasnews.com)
- DETROIT - Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the massive recall of Takata air bags. (journalgazette.net)
- The problem touched off the largest automotive recall in U.S. history involving 42 million vehicles and 69 million air bag inflators. (journalgazette.net)
- Honda Motor Co. said the recall of the front air bag inflator of the 2003 2-door Accord doesn't affect its vehicles in other regions. (wsbt.com)
- They bring to about 24.4 million the number of vehicles under recall in the U.S. for Takata air bag problems, affecting 14 car and truck makers. (wbaltv.com)
- That earlier recall was linked by a common denominator: Takata Corp., a major airbag supplier. (nbcnews.com)
- Toyota agreed to recall nearly 900,000 vehicles -2003-2004 Corolla/Matrix and Pontiac Vibe cars - for similar air bag problems in January "and will utilize a similar remedy to that of Chrysler consisting of adding an in-line noise filter to its air bag wire harness," NHTSA said. (nbcnews.com)
- Airbag problems are a serious embarrassment for Honda - complicating the fact that the maker already is on record as having one of the highest recall totals of any maker operating in the U.S. in recent years. (nbcnews.com)
- Additionally, the Japanese maker ordered the recall of 748,000 Pilot crossovers and Odyssey minivans in January due to missing rivets that could cause airbags to improperly deploy in an accident. (nbcnews.com)
- However, there's a significant uncommonness between both products, though: Takata air bags have killed only five (5) people in the USA, which set off a massive recall effort of accountability on the part of the manufacturer, whereas vaccines have killed hundreds, if not thousands or more, and nothing-zilch, other than apparent cover-ups-have occurred to prevent future child abuse! (activistpost.com)
- The U.S. government said earlier this month that it was expanding and accelerating the ongoing recall of Takata air bags. (wgntv.com)
- Has Honda ever had a recall for air bag problems? (reference.com)
- In 2009, Honda announced a recall of up to 440,000 vehicles due to what it termed an unusual deployment of air bags. (reference.com)
- A faulty airbag part that can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger cabin is responsible for the global recall of more than 3 million cars manufactured by Honda, Nissan, Toyota and General Motors and will likely lead to more recalls. (wgntv.com)
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials also announced an expansion in the recall of vehicles with Takata airbags, already the largest and most complex recall in the agency's history. (wtae.com)
- NHTSA also announced the appointment of John Buretta, a former principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division, to oversee Takata's compliance with an air bag recall compliance agreement with the government. (wtae.com)
- The two recalls are just the latest in a string of safety problems to hit automakers in the past year with Acura, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Toyota and other manufactures having to recall cars over air bag problems. (foxnews.com)
- Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) will file a petition with the federal government requesting an exemption from a recall of vehicles equipped with defective Takata air bag inflators. (247wallst.com)
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday said it had received new information from the three automakers regarding a recall of some 2.7 million Takata air bag inflators earlier this month. (247wallst.com)
- Takata is adding a new type of air bag inflator to the nation's largest automotive recall. (kvue.com)
- This recall now raises serious questions about the threat posed by all of Takata's ammonium nitrate-based air bags,' Nelson said in a statement. (kvue.com)
- Toyota announced a recall on Thursday of 803,000 Camry, Avalon and Venza models for a problem related to air bags caused by spider webs. (nytimes.com)
- Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. (nbclosangeles.com)
- The first recall for defective air bags affects Prius hybrids, Prius plug-ins and Lexus CT200h vehicles produced between October 2008 and April 2012 - 743,000 vehicles in Japan, 495,000 in North America, 141,000 in Europe, 9,000 in China and 46,000 in other regions. (fox61.com)
- Using this information, the airbag electronic controller unit's crash algorithm determines if the crash event meets the criteria for deployment and triggers various firing circuits to deploy one or more airbag modules within the vehicle. (wikipedia.org)
- Both frontal and side-impact air bags are generally designed to deploy in moderate to severe crashes . (nhtsa.gov)
- Because air bags deploy very rapidly, serious or sometimes fatal injuries can occur if the driver or passenger is too close to - or comes in direct contact with - the air bag when it first begins to deploy. (nhtsa.gov)
- Air bags can only deploy once, so make sure you replace used air bags right away after a crash, only at an authorized repair center, and before you drive the vehicle again. (nhtsa.gov)
- The airbag is connected to a crash sensor, which will deploy the airbag if the car gets into a sufficiently severe crash, which is usually defined as a head-on and near-head-on crash at any speed above approximately 8-to-10 MPH. (nolo.com)
- In a severe crash, the crash sensor will trigger an igniter to produce a gas, generally nitrogen or argon, to fill the airbag and deploy. (nolo.com)
- The airbag will deploy in about 1/20 th of a second, which is why the airbag comes out of the steering wheel or dashboard so fast. (nolo.com)
- it might deploy the airbag, but a microsecond too late. (nolo.com)
- Air bags are not designed to deploy when a passenger's weight is below a certain amount, and a bouncing motion, even when the person is belted, could reduce the weight registered by the seat sensor linked to the air bag algorithm. (reuters.com)
- There have been 143 fatalities in front-impact crashes in 2000-2010 model year Impalas in which the air bags failed to deploy, according to the center, and in 98 of them, the occupants were wearing safety belts. (reuters.com)
- Sensor mats measure passengers' weight and determine if the air bag should deploy. (theoaklandpress.com)
- If that happens, the bag will deploy even if a small person is in the seat. (theoaklandpress.com)
- Beginning with 2003, airbags followed more advanced 'tailored deployment' patterns-like dual-stage bags-that depended on weight sensors, seat position sensors, or seatbelts to either deploy in a gentler way or not at all if the passenger is smaller or out of position. (thecarconnection.com)
- Washington, DC Cars that had been flooded may hide fatal flaws, including damage to electrical and electronic systems that cause airbags either to fail to deploy when needed or to go off unexpectedly, resulting in serious airbag injuries. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- Until then the airbag should not deploy in a crash. (fixya.com)
- The airbag has a magnet with a ball on top, if the balls moves slow (a pothole or speed bump) the airbag will not deploy, but if the ball takes a big dramatic jump the airbag will automatically deploy. (smore.com)
- Now, of course, airbags are everywhere: front airbags for the driver, front airbags for the front passenger, side airbags, knee airbags, curtain airbags - even "pedestrian airbags" that deploy on the outside of the vehicle in some Volvos . (privatefleet.com.au)
- Any airbag, no matter where it's located, has three parts to it: the bag itself, the sensor that tells the airbag to deploy (you don't want the airbags firing at the wrong moment) and the inflation system. (privatefleet.com.au)
- The sensor picks up any force that's equal or greater to the car going head-first into a brick wall at about 16 km/h, meaning that if you nudge the back of the garage at a crawl, if you ram the front bumper with a shopping trolley or if the cat jumps onto the car to enjoy the warmth of the bonnet, the airbag won't deploy. (privatefleet.com.au)
- Can you get an airbag to deploy if you brake hard enough? (privatefleet.com.au)
- This means that you'll need to have the airbags set up once again and replaced, so that they are able to deploy once again if need be. (carsdirect.com)
- Another important point to be mindful of is that, if you've been in an accident that was serious enough to cause multiple airbags to deploy, it may not be worth your investment to replace them in a damaged or totaled vehicle. (carsdirect.com)
- Those air bags can deploy and rupture with enough force to cause injury or death. (canadianbusiness.com)
- The airbags use ammonium-nitrate drivers to rapidly deploy the bags in a collision, and the inflators can explode in an impact, spraying the interior with shrapnel. (dallasnews.com)
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into 320,000 Honda minivan to determine if they should be recalled for airbags that spontaneously deploy. (nbcnews.com)
- As a result of the initial investigations, Chrysler Group recalled 3,660 2003-04 Viper cars to fix airbags that could deploy without warning. (nbcnews.com)
- The air bags can deploy with too much force and spew shrapnel into the vehicle. (wgntv.com)
- Airbag lights can indicate a range of problems, and many of these can cause the airbag to not deploy if the car crashes. (reference.com)
- Wheeler will argue that the technology was not ready in 1989 for subcompacts to have air bags because the dashboards were too rigid and they didn't have enough ``crash space″ up front to allow the bags to deploy safely. (apnews.com)
- Takata Corp. on Monday said it is ramping up production of replacement kits for defective air bags amid widespread recalls and federal probes. (wsj.com)
- A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators. (foxbusiness.com)
- Nearly a dozen different automakers have so far recalled more than 40 million vehicles around the world due to concerns over faulty air bags produced by Japan's Takata Corp., which that have been blamed for at least eight deaths and hundreds of injuries. (cnbc.com)
- His company, Takata Corp., would steer clear of mass-producing automotive air bags. (dispatch.com)
- DETROIT (Reuters) -- Takata Corp., the Japanese auto safety components supplier, said potentially defective airbag inflators that could explode with too much force, were also shipped to Japanese automakers Subaru and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (autonews.com)
- DETROIT (Reuters) -- Subaru of America is recalling 8,557 older model cars in the United States equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp., the automaker and U.S. safety regulators said today. (autonews.com)
- The alleged faulty air bags are manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., whose stock shares The New York Times reports have dropped 23 percent in the Tokyo exchange as a result of this widespread air bag issue. (lieffcabraser.com)
- DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. (wgntv.com)
- Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. (nbclosangeles.com)
- An additional 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled as part of a third wave of recalls planned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to fix cars equipped with potentially faulty Takata air bags . (bing.com)
- Despite deaths, injuries and recalls, air bags still save lives Air bags have hurt and killed people. (freep.com)
- One of the biggest recalls of the year involved air bags in more than 24 million vehicles from a dozen automakers. (pbs.org)
- The agreement adds more than 10 million air bags to existing recalls, covering both the passenger and driver's side. (orlandosentinel.com)
- The recalls of passenger-side air bags, previously limited to high-humidity states along the Gulf Coast, are now expanded nationwide to include 16 million vehicles. (orlandosentinel.com)
- Takata and 11 automakers that use its air bags, including Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp., will have to sort out which vehicles are covered by the expanded recalls. (orlandosentinel.com)
- Subaru recalls cars with Takata airbag inflators in U.S. (autonews.com)
- NHTSA says on its web site that at least 63 million airbags are part of the recalls, and about 8.8 million -- 13.8 percent - have been repaired. (dallasnews.com)
- Japanese automaker Honda said Friday it was recalling 37,000 vehicles in the U.S. to check if replacement air bags contain the recalled Takata inflators that may have been installed prior to the massive Takata recalls last year. (wsbt.com)
- It has experienced a number of earlier recalls for other airbag-related problems that have now added up to millions of vehicles. (nbcnews.com)
- We could delve into other vaccines, but that's not necessary right now for the purpose of this article, which is to point out that five faulty air bag deaths have just about everyone in government mandating recalls, whereas all the hundreds, if not thousands of deaths from vaccines - plus other life-long or life-threatening health problems - apparently were/are disregarded at the Vaccine Court and by Congress. (activistpost.com)
- These recalls involved issues such as incorrect status indicators and random deployments of the air bags. (reference.com)
- Some of the recalls are because of the crash that killed Knight, with the rest due to air bags failing in lab tests. (nbcwashington.com)
- Honda said that before the Phoenix wreck, the previous owners had the air bag inflator replaced twice under recalls. (kimatv.com)
- A typical air bag deploys at 200 mph, said Becky Mueller, senior research engineer with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. (freep.com)
- When a vehicle's airbag deploys during a traffic accident , it comes out of the dashboard at extremely high speed. (nolo.com)
- In this article, we'll discuss how airbags work, what can go wrong when an airbag deploys, and what a legal claim for airbag-related injuries might look like. (nolo.com)
- What Can Go Wrong When an Airbag Deploys? (nolo.com)
- The speed at which the airbag deploys can cause abrasions or burns. (nolo.com)
- Even a proper airbag deployment can cause serious or fatal injuries if the front seat occupant is very close to the airbag when it deploys. (nolo.com)
- In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Center for Auto Safety said that the computer code, or algorithm, which determines when an air bag deploys in an accident, may improperly turn off the air bag if the passenger is bounced in his or her seat just before an accident. (reuters.com)
- This strap on pouch is a cutting edge human airbag that deploys in seconds if it detects the wearer has fallen. (trendhunter.com)
- The airbag today inflates and deploys at a rate of 40 milliseconds. (smore.com)
- The first component of the airbag is a sensor that can detect a collision and it immediately deploys the airbag. (smore.com)
- This gas inflates the airbag super-fast so the bag deploys out of wherever it's stored at over 300 km/h. (privatefleet.com.au)
- Providing safety and peace-of-mind in the backcountry, the Mammut Light Removable Airbag 3.0 backpack deploys quickly in the event of an avalanche, helping to avoid burial in the debris field. (trailspace.com)
- In its fourth action to fix a problem with an air bag that deploys so forcefully it can injure or kill a driver, Honda announced late on Monday that it was recalling 833,000 more vehicles. (nytimes.com)
- NHTSA has identified certain vehicle makes and models that may have these air bags. (nhtsa.gov)
- We call on NHTSA to examine each of the fatal non-deployment crashes to determine whether the air bag should have deployed and why it didn't," Clarence Ditlow, the center's executive director, said in the letter. (reuters.com)
- NHTSA said in a statement it "has received and is evaluating a petition about possible defects" in the deployment of air bags in certain Impalas. (reuters.com)
- NHTSA acting Administrator David Friedman told a congressional hearing last week that his agency's investigators were surprised to learn that turning off the engine caused the air bags to deactivate immediately in the recalled GM cars. (reuters.com)
- But while the problem of defective airbags initially appeared to center around problems at Takata, NHTSA recently received word of faulty deployments involving older vehicles using inflators produced by the supplier ARC Automotive Inc. A formal investigation covering 500,000 Chrysler Town & Country minivans and Kia Optima sedans, which used air bag systems with ARC inflators, was announced earlier this month. (cnbc.com)
- Since last fall, NHTSA has allowed vehicle owners to get the on-off switches if they or their children are at higher risk of being killed by a deploying air bag. (deseretnews.com)
- NHTSA said the number of affected air bags could climb. (orlandosentinel.com)
- NHTSA opened an investigation earlier this month into whether Takata inflators that were made after 2002 were prone to fail, and whether driving in high humidity contributed toward a risk of air bag explosions. (autonews.com)
- In a June 11 letter to the NHTSA, Takata said it would support "regional campaigns" to replace certain driver-side air bag inflators made between January 2004 and June 2007, as well as certain passenger-side inflators made between June 2000 and July 2004. (autonews.com)
- Only 0.1 percent of the U.S. vehicle fleet-about 250,000 cars on the road-are makes and models for which counterfeit airbags are known to be available, NHTSA said. (cbslocal.com)
- In one test, a counterfeit bag shot flames and shards of metal shrapnel at a crash dummy instead of inflating, said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland, who showed a video of the test at a news conference. (cbslocal.com)
- NHTSA is asking car owners to check a government website, http://www.Safercar.gov , for information on how to contact auto manufacturer call centers to learn if their vehicle model is among those for which counterfeit airbags are known to have been made. (cbslocal.com)
- No deaths or injuries have been tied to the counterfeit bags, NHTSA said. (cbslocal.com)
- NHTSA has compiled a list of dozens of vehicle makes and models for which counterfeit airbags may be available, but the agency cautioned that the full scope of the problem isn't clear yet and the list is expected to "evolve over time. (cbslocal.com)
- If a car model is on the list and has had its airbags replaced during the past three years by a repair shop other than a new car dealership, NHTSA is asking owners to take the vehicle into a dealership or repair shop to be inspected at their own expense to determine whether the replaced airbags are counterfeit. (cbslocal.com)
- The Safe Cars Save Lives campaign is one avenue NHTSA is using to try to educate as many car owners as possible on the importance of checking their VIN (vehicle identification number) and getting their cars repaired, and NHTSA is committed to a 100-percent completion rate on all recalled Takata airbags. (dallasnews.com)
- Honda's 2003-04 Odyssey is being investigated by NHTSA for defective airbags. (nbcnews.com)
- NHTSA has received an additional 41 consumer complaints alleging that the vehicle's airbag warning light illuminated. (nbcnews.com)
- In 2011, NHTSA was investigating inadvertent air bag deployments in Chrysler vehicles, when it discovered that the Odyssey used the same application-specific integrated circuit component within the airbag control module. (nbcnews.com)
- While Honda has been in talks with NHTSA for several months about the same issue, the maker believes the electronic circuits in its airbags are faring better than the others. (nbcnews.com)
- Since no accident or property damage caused by air bag deployment of the driver frontal airbag has been reported, and the occurrence rate is extremely low, Honda will continue to handle these claims on a case-by-case basis, per usual practice," Honda told NHTSA a letter last December. (nbcnews.com)
- Honda said it found 126 airbag deployments in non-crash situations for frontal, side impact and/or side curtain air bag deployments across four models and 800,000 vehicles, NHTSA said, but no more than 25 of those are from frontal airbags. (nbcnews.com)
- The federal government has no authority over used car sales and cannot stop air bags from being resold, a NHTSA spokeswoman said. (kimatv.com)
- Consider these statistics: According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belt use increased from 69 percent to 85 percent between 1998 and 2010, and car safety provided by airbag use prevents about 3,000 deaths each year. (everydayhealth.com)
- The driver's air bag is in the steering wheel, and the passenger's air bag is behind a panel on the dashboard. (nolo.com)
- The driver's air bag is about the size of a large beach ball when fully inflated, but the passenger's air bag can be much larger. (nolo.com)
- The unidentified driver was in a 2002 Honda Accord when the crash happened and the driver's air bag inflator ruptured. (latimes.com)
- DETROIT (CBS / AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling about a half-million Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the driver's air bag may not inflate in a crash. (cbslocal.com)
- General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver's air bag inflators. (wbaltv.com)
- Ford is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries. (nbcwashington.com)
- The fuel-efficiency compromise between the automakers and California's clean-air regulator was rejected by the Trump administration months earlier as not "a productive alternative. (latimes.com)
- Last week, seven other automakers said they were recalling vehicles in high-humidity regions of the United States at the request of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to see if faulty air bag inflators supplied by Takata had been installed in their vehicles. (autonews.com)
- Automakers are recalling millions of vehicles due to allegedly defective air bags which shoot out metal shards when they activate, severely injuring drivers and passengers. (lieffcabraser.com)
- The counterfeit bags typically look like airbags made by automakers and usually include a manufacturer's logo. (cbslocal.com)
- Auto dealerships that operate their own body shops are usually required by their franchise agreements to buy their parts, including airbags, directly from automakers and therefore are unlikely to have installed counterfeit bags, industry officials said. (cbslocal.com)
- Ten automakers have recalled about 12 million vehicles in the U.S. and about 19 million globally for problems with the air bags. (canadianbusiness.com)
- Meanwhile, Takata teeters on the brink of bankruptcy while still trying to supply automakers with new and better airbags for their current vehicles. (dallasnews.com)
- The purpose of the airbag is to provide the occupants a soft cushioning and restraint during a crash event to prevent or reduce any impact or impact-caused injuries between the flailing occupant and the interior of the vehicle. (wikipedia.org)
- When your car accident injuries are caused -- or made worse -- by the deployment of an air bag, here's what you need to know. (nolo.com)
- While airbags undeniably save lives and prevent many car accident injuries , they can also be the cause of injuries to drivers and passengers. (nolo.com)
- What are Common Airbag-Related Injuries? (nolo.com)
- Can I Sue for Injuries Suffered When an Airbag Deployed? (nolo.com)
- Then the government learned of an incident in August in North Carolina, a Ford Mustang, in which shrapnel exploded from a Takata air bag, causing leg injuries. (pbs.org)
- Long after water-logged cars have been dried out and cleaned up, damage to the electronic and electrical systems may trigger unexpected deployment and result in airbag injuries. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- Because defective airbags can cause catastrophic injuries, used car buyers and those in the market for cheap replacement parts must be particularly wary. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- Although they has spent many years perfecting the airbag, it still causes a higher percentage of head injuries and deaths. (smore.com)
- According to CBS News , at least 4 deaths and 30 injuries have been linked to the defective Takata air bags. (lieffcabraser.com)
- Sudden airbag inflation can startle drivers and cause crashes, but Chrysler says it's not aware of any accidents or injuries. (canadianbusiness.com)
- No death or injuries related to non-Takata air bag failures have been reported. (canadianbusiness.com)
- Takata's air bag inflators are blamed for at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries worldwide. (journalgazette.net)
- The safety agency said it received six complaints from owners of 2003-04 Odysseys, three of which reported injuries, due to airbags that suddenly deployed while the vehicles were in operation, but not involved in collisions. (nbcnews.com)
- In October, Chrysler recalled more than 920,000 vehicles worldwide over the issue after 215 reports of improper airbag deployments and 93 minor injuries - and nearly 750,000 in the United States. (nbcnews.com)
- Toyota knows of five reports of faulty airbag deployment, including three in the U.S. but said it was not aware of any injuries, Knight said. (wgntv.com)
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributes 25 deaths and hundreds of injuries - broken arms, burned skin, lost hearing, blurred vision - to air bags. (sun-sentinel.com)
- NEW YORK - Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities. (foxnews.com)
- Chris Martin, a Honda spokesman, wrote in an e-mail that the automaker was aware of "a small number of injuries and two fatalities" related to the air bags. (nytimes.com)
- Together, seat belts and airbags do save lives and reduce injuries. (everydayhealth.com)
- Airbags have been shown to prevent serious injuries or death. (everydayhealth.com)
- Seat belts and airbags are helpful for preventing severe whiplash injuries and to reduce the impact to the spine," explains Dr. Herkowitz. (everydayhealth.com)
- Motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of spinal cord injuries, but you can reduce your risk by using your seat belt combined with the car safety provided by airbags. (everydayhealth.com)
- Vehicles can be equipped with both front and side air bags (SABs). (nhtsa.gov)
- If your car or truck is included in this list of Takata air bag-affected vehicles , contact your dealer for the appropriate repair. (nhtsa.gov)
- Consumers whose vehicles have been in a crash and who have replaced their air bags by a repair shop that is not part of a new car dealership within the past three years or who have purchased a replacement air bag online should contact the call center established by their auto manufacturer to have their vehicle inspected at their own expense and their air bag replaced if necessary. (nhtsa.gov)
- Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash. (bing.com)
- In recent years millions of vehicles were recalled for defective air bags. (freep.com)
- And, in recent years, millions of vehicles have been recalled for defective air bags that killed at least 24 people. (freep.com)
- Since then, more than 300 million vehicles have been sold in the U.S. alone using air bag technology. (cnbc.com)
- In the case of the recalled Takata air bags, however, the inflators used in some older vehicles have triggered with excessive force, not only inflating the air bag but shooting shrapnel into the passenger compartment. (cnbc.com)
- Seventy to 80 percent of the ruptures' involve air bags that were used in vehicles from Florida, he added. (cnbc.com)
- Modern vehicles may contain up to 10 airbag modules in various configurations, including: driver, passenger, side-curtain, seat-mounted, door-mounted, B and C-pillar mounted side-impact, knee bolster, inflatable seat belt, and pedestrian airbag modules. (wikipedia.org)
- After adjusting the data for other factors, like vehicle age, the IIHS found, actually, that belted drivers tend to fare better in vehicles that weren't certified to the latest airbag safety standard. (thecarconnection.com)
- Overall, the study found that unbelted male drivers had a 38-percent lower death rate in vehicles with advanced airbag features while belted drivers overall had a 21-percent higher risk of death with the newer designs. (thecarconnection.com)
- Honda has added an additional 2.23 million vehicles in the U.S. to the list of vehicles recalled over Takata airbags that could explode. (newsinferno.com)
- More than 24 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. and around the world this year due to a defect in airbags manufactured by Takata. (pbs.org)
- Meanwhile, it will take at least six months to a year or more to get these millions of vehicles' air bags replaced because there are so many vehicles ahead of them. (pbs.org)
- There are documented cases where air bags have deployed after vehicles were subjected to flooding. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- In April 2013, Toyota, Honda Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. recalled nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide due to the potential problem with the air bags. (manufacturing.net)
- It was also in the 1980s that saw vehicles of all marques installing airbags in an attempt to pick up accreditation from the newly established EuroNCAP. (privatefleet.com.au)
- To date, USA Today reports that at least 7.78 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. for the defective air bags. (lieffcabraser.com)
- Auto industry officials briefed by the agency said they were told that tens of thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit airbags. (cbslocal.com)
- The vehicles which do not carry Air bags for driver and front seat passenger, Anti-Locking Breaking System standards(ABS) and three - point seat belts for driver and passengers travelling front and rear seats, except the middle seat will not be allowed to be imported in to the country. (asiantribune.com)
- Washington, DC Japanese car maker Honda is recalling 4.89 million vehicles equipped with potentially faulty Takata air bags. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- On Saturday, U.S. safety regulators said that more than two million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for airbags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. (canadianbusiness.com)
- DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler said Friday it is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles worldwide to fix malfunctioning alternators that can potentially spark fires and a wiring problem that can make air bags inflate unexpectedly. (foxbusiness.com)
- The Saab, which she used to love to drive, is one of more than 60 million vehicles in the U.S. that have been recalled for potentially lethal Takata airbags. (dallasnews.com)
- But few have the production capacity to manufacture millions of replacement bags while -- like Takata -- continuing to meet the industry's airbag needs for new vehicles. (dallasnews.com)
- Airbag issues have plagued the Japanese maker during the last two years forcing more than 1 million vehicles to be recalled. (nbcnews.com)
- In December 2011, Honda recalled more than 1 million vehicles because of airbag issues. (reference.com)
- In 2014, Honda recalled more than 5 million vehicles in the United States due to faulty air bags. (reference.com)
- Toyota believes that about 170,000 of those vehicles were built with the Takata airbag system that's caused the problem, but will have to inspect all of the cars, said Cindy Knight, a Toyota spokeswoman. (wgntv.com)
- Meanwhile, plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits over the defect charged in court papers filed Monday in Miami that Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and BMW had independent knowledge that Takata's air bags were unsafe before putting them in millions of vehicles. (nbclosangeles.com)
- In the U.S., about 23 million Takata air bag inflators have been recalled on 19 million vehicles sold by 12 auto and truck makers. (wtae.com)
- Recent crash testing of vehicles already among those recalled resulted in five passenger side air bag inflator ruptures, Trowbridge said. (wtae.com)
- AUBURN HILLS, Mich. , June 21, 2016 -- FCA US LLC will cease NAFTA-market production of vehicles equipped with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate Takata air-bag inflators, by next week. (theautochannel.com)
- The company said that about 2,400 vehicles involved in crashes apparently received repairs in which the previously recalled defective air bags were installed, rather than the correct units. (nytimes.com)
- Though all vehicles must have automatic safety belts or air bags by 1998, federal safety standards did not require them in 1989. (apnews.com)
- TOKYO - Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel-emissions controls. (fox61.com)
- It consists of the airbag cushion, a flexible fabric bag, inflation module and impact sensor. (wikipedia.org)
- During a crash event, the vehicle's crash sensor(s) provide crucial information to the airbag electronic controller unit (ECU), including collision type, angle and severity of impact. (wikipedia.org)
- Do not let the airbag or any parts related to it -- like the crash sensor -- be thrown away after the accident. (nolo.com)
- DETROIT (AP) Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat. (theoaklandpress.com)
- 3. The air bag failure display system of claim 1 , wherein said apparatus comprises a seat sensor which senses whether a person is seated in a seat in the vehicle. (google.com)
- 5. The air bag failure display system of claim 4 , wherein said set of sensing elements comprises an ignition switch to be operated by an ignition key of an engine of the vehicle and an acceleration sensor that senses a deceleration imparted to the vehicle. (google.com)
- 6. The air bag failure display system of claim 4 , wherein said set of sensing elements comprises an ignition switch to be operated by an ignition key of an engine of the vehicle and a seat sensor that senses a person seated in a seat for which the air bag is provided. (google.com)
- 7. The air bag failure display system of claim 4 , wherein said set of sensing elements comprises a seat sensor that senses a person seated in a seat for which the air bag is provided and an acceleration sensor that senses a deceleration imparted to the vehicle. (google.com)
- The signal from the sensor in the airbag sends an electric pulse which decomposes the chemicals and introduces nitrogen to inflate the airbag. (smore.com)
- In these cars, the air bag sensor has the opposite problem: It isn't shutting off when it should be. (foxnews.com)
- Airbag Reseter works without additional computer and trough car OBD II connector can erase airbag sensor 'crash data' or only fault memory. (allworldautomotive.com)
- Martin noted that there is a deceleration sensor that activates the air bags mounted on the wall between the engine and passenger compartment. (13wham.com)
- Working as a supplemental restraint system to the vehicle's seat-belt systems, airbag module deployments are triggered through a pyrotechnic process that is designed to be used once. (wikipedia.org)
- Fiat Chrysler, which makes Jeeps, says there have been a small number of inadvertent airbag deployments. (canadianbusiness.com)
- A Saab 9-3 steering wheel with Takata airbag is pictured,Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (dallasnews.com)
- The 2016 Jeep Wrangler's passenger-side inflator is the final FCA US air-bag component to migrate from a non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate design. (theautochannel.com)
- Ramon V. Kuffo, 81, of Hialeah, Florida, was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer when the air bag inflator ruptured, on June 18, 2016. (13wham.com)
- Learn about the safety benefits of frontal and side air bags and why it's so important to use a seat belt-your first line of defense. (nhtsa.gov)
- The impact of the air bag burned her arms and slammed her into the seat, where her seat belt cinched up hard to hold her in place. (freep.com)
- I absolutely believe, had I not had an air bag and my seat belt on, I never would have survived that. (freep.com)
- People that have airbags and seat belts have 26% lower death percentage than just a seat belt alone. (smore.com)
- Air bags are most commonly used for cushioning, in particular for rapid inflation in the case of an automobile collision. (wikimedia.org)
- The airbag itself is somewhat uninteresting: it's a bag of nylon fabric that can pack up nice and tight, withstand the forces of sudden inflation, is airtight enough to actually inflate but has enough holes so it can deflate afterwards. (privatefleet.com.au)
- Design engineer Maxim de Jong inspects the five meter CAES Energy Bag during initial test inflation at Thin Red Line Aerospace in Canada. (theengineer.co.uk)
- The Centers for Disease Control claim to have received no reports of sodium azide exposure following air bag inflation. (straightdope.com)
- Honda says it has sufficient supplies of replacement air bags for owners who still need them. (foxbusiness.com)
- Honda said another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator. (latimes.com)
- Honda said in a statement that the car's air bag apparently was salvaged from another vehicle, a 2002 Civic. (latimes.com)
- Described as "ticking time bombs," they have been implicated in a host of accidents, including a crash that nearly killed Karina Dorado when the defective replacement airbag in her Honda Accord exploded, sending shrapnel into her trachea. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- In his 2012 memoirs, Kobayashi, who was leading Honda s new air-bag program in the mid-1980s, wrote that he wanted Takata to make air bags from its sturdy textiles. (dispatch.com)
- The company says it now has resolved the quality issues, and its major customers, including Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co., say they continue to use Takata air bags. (dispatch.com)
- The car s 8-year-old Takata air bag exploded out of the steering wheel, in what Honda later described as an unusual deployment. (dispatch.com)
- Honda already had informed American authorities that it had a problem with some of its air bags, which were supplied by Takata. (dispatch.com)
- Six months later, on Christmas Eve, an air bag in another 2001 Honda Accord exploded after a collision with a mail truck in Virginia. (dispatch.com)
- Subsequently, links between Ms. Tran's death and the Takata air bag in her 2001 Honda Accord emerged when a letter from the automaker was discovered, urging Tran to get her car fixed because of defective air bags. (lieffcabraser.com)
- And then his sister's Honda and parents' BMW also got recalled for airbags. (dallasnews.com)
- Honda just received one more reminder that it has not escaped the issue of defective airbags. (nbcnews.com)
- Honda isn't the only maker to be dealing with airbag problems. (nbcnews.com)
- Honda recalled cars for air bag problems every year from 2008 to 2013. (reference.com)
- In September 2012, Honda recalled 2012 Ridgeline trucks because of an issue with incorrect airbag status. (reference.com)
- In 2013, Honda recalled some models due to problems with the front passenger side air bag. (reference.com)
- How do you replace the air bags in a Honda? (reference.com)
- Normally, gases from the propellant fill up the airbag, which protects the passenger in a crash, said Chris Martin, a Honda Motor Co. spokesman. (wgntv.com)
- He said Honda knows of one crash in which a passenger front airbag deployed with too much pressure, causing the casing to rupture. (wgntv.com)
- A 2002 Honda Accord involved in a March 3, 2017, crash in which an exploding Takata air bag inflator badly injured the driver, Karina Dorado, sits in a driveway in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (reviewjournal.com)
- Honda spokesman Chris Martin said the air bag in the 2001 Accord must have been removed by a salvage yard, or perhaps stolen. (reviewjournal.com)
- It's also not clear why the air bag deployed, but police photos show the metal driver's side inflator ruptured and shot out fragments, Honda said. (13wham.com)
- The car's ignition switch was on, so the air bag would have been ready in case of a crash, according to Honda. (13wham.com)
- Honda says its service procedures recommend disconnecting the battery when working on the air bag system. (13wham.com)
- Honda spokesman Chris Martin said the air bag of the 2001 Accord must have been removed by a salvage yard, or it could have been stolen. (kimatv.com)
- Takata's air bags use ammonium nitrate to inflate in a crash. (orlandosentinel.com)
- Takata's inflators use ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion that inflates air bags in a crash. (nbclosangeles.com)
- The automotive defendants were aware that rupture after rupture, both during testing and in the field, confirmed how dangerous and defective Takata's air bags were," the plaintiffs' attorneys said. (nbclosangeles.com)
- Ten people have been killed and more than 100 injured from ruptures of the Takata airbags, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website. (dallasnews.com)
- Takata evaluated 895 Nissan air bags and reported no ruptures and only one inflator that exhibited "elevated internal pressure during deployment testing. (247wallst.com)
- We don't know if, four or five years from now, these same problems will surface in these replacement air bags. (pbs.org)
- Consumers who bought replacement airbags online or who have purchased a used car that may have its airbags replaced in the past three years were also asked to check NHTSA's list. (cbslocal.com)
- Therefore, if you have deployed airbags in your car or if the bags themselves are broken or damaged for any reason, you'll need to pay for airbag module repair or airbag replacement in order to get them working again. (carsdirect.com)
- But like tens of thousands of other drivers, O'Lear has been told that replacement airbag-parts for her car won't be available until December 2019. (dallasnews.com)
- The company also must manufacture replacement parts for the bad bags. (dallasnews.com)
- Although it has some replacement parts available, the company is working with air bag makers to make additional inflators as soon as possible, spokesman John Cangany said. (nbcwashington.com)
- Terri was eight months pregnant in 1997 with Dominic when an airbag saved them in an accident. (freep.com)
- On Jan. 13, 1997, an airbag saved an 8-month pregnant Terri Vachher when the Ford Explorer SUV slammed head-on into the trailer of a semi-truck in Irvine, California. (freep.com)
- On January 13, 1997 an airbag saved an 8-month pregnant Terri Vachher. (freep.com)
- On January 13, 1997 an airbag saved an 8-month pregnant Terri Vachher when the Ford Explorer SUV slammed head-on into the trailer of a semi-truck in Irvine, California. (freep.com)
- We just purchased a 1997 vehicle, so these airbags are quite old. (smartmotorist.com)
- The airbag module is designed to inflate extremely rapidly then quickly deflate during a collision or impact with a surface or a rapid sudden deceleration. (wikipedia.org)
- An airbag is a vehicle occupant-restraint system using a bag designed to inflate extremely quickly, then quickly deflate during a collision . (wikipedia.org)
- An airbag is made from light fabric. (nolo.com)
- A fabric substrate which is at least partially or selectively coated with a novel polycarbonate-polyether polyurethane for use as a driver's side or passenger side air bag. (google.es)
- 5. The coated fabric of claim 1 wherein the coating is applied to portions of the fabric in a desired pattern to impart a desired air permeability to the fabric. (google.es)
- 3. The polyester fabric according to claim 1, wherein static air permeability measured according to the ASTM D 737 method is 10.0 cfm or less when ΔP is 125 Pa, and 14 cfm or less when ΔP is 500 Pa. (freepatentsonline.com)
- 4. The polyester fabric according to claim 1, wherein dynamic air permeability measured according to the ASTM D 6476 method is 1700 mm/s or less. (freepatentsonline.com)
- A fabric for use in an air bag is provided. (google.es)
- 3 . The invention as in claim 1 , wherein the dynamic air permeability of the compressed woven fabric is lower than the dynamic air permeability of the preliminary woven fabric. (google.es)
- 4 . The invention as in claim 1 , wherein the dynamic air permeability of the compressed woven fabric is not greater than about 1600 mm/sec. (google.es)
- 6 . An air bag made of the woven fabric according to claim 1 . (google.es)
- b) mechanically forcing together the yarns of the preliminary woven fabric to yield a compressed fabric having a mass per unit area at least 4 percent greater than the mass per unit area of the preliminary woven fabric and wherein both the packed volume per unit area and the dynamic air permeability of the compressed fabric are less than the reference values of the preliminary woven fabric. (google.es)
- The invention relates generally to synthetic filament yarn fabric for use in the manufacture of an air bag and more particularly to mechanically compressed fabric structures which can be packed into small volumes without unduly affecting air permeability. (google.es)
- Tokyo-based Takata, unlike other manufacturers, uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion that inflates air bags in a crash. (foxbusiness.com)
- Unlike most other air bag makers, Takata used the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the bags in a crash. (latimes.com)
- The Takata devices use the explosive chemical ammonium nitrate to inflate air bags in a crash. (latimes.com)
- The problem has to do with aspirin-sized Ammonium nitrate tablets that are put in a metal canister inside the airbag, and are designed to produce a gas that inflates the bag. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to inflate air bags. (kvue.com)
- In this usage, a car Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) will qualify as an active-safety device, while both its seatbelts and airbags will qualify as passive-safety devices. (wikipedia.org)
- Hetrick and Linderer's airbags were both based on a compressed air system, either released by spring, bumper contact or by the driver. (wikipedia.org)
- An air bag , A.K.A. a Supplementary Restraint System (SRS), an Air Cushion Restraint System (ACRS), or the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) (reflecting the air bag system's intended role as a supplement to conventional restraints such as seatbelts) is a flexible membrane or envelope. (wikimedia.org)
- After replacing all the side curtain air bags, the modules and reprogramming the system, we were all good to go again. (dailyherald.com)
- But the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which recently launched an investigation of a second manufacturer's supplemental restraint system, tells TheDetroitBureau.com that he's worried the problem could be a broader issue with air bag technology itself. (cnbc.com)
- In this use, a car antilock braking system qualifies as an active-safety device, while both its seatbelts and airbags qualify as passive-safety devices. (wikipedia.org)
- 2. The air bag failure display system of claim 1 , wherein said apparatus comprises an ignition switch to be operated by an ignition key of an engine of the vehicle. (google.com)
- Have a dealer service the airbag system as they have a shelf life and most likely that is causing it to trigger (alot like service lights on newer cars). (fixya.com)
- Alpride E1 supercapacitator system for powerful and repeatable airbag deployment in the event of an avalanche. (mec.ca)
- This likely means that something is the matter with the airbag system, provided that you haven't been in an accident. (carsdirect.com)
- Another consideration to keep in mind is that you can purchase a new steering wheel system, which includes an airbag, provided that it hasn't previously been deactivated. (carsdirect.com)
- A compressed air storage system with an underground cavern was patented back in 1948, and the first CAES plant with 290MW capacity has been operating in Huntorf, Germany, since 1978. (theengineer.co.uk)
- 7 . An air bag system comprising an air bag according to claim 6 . (google.es)
- Gore's portfolio of catalytic and particle filtration solutions includes filter bags for system optimized emission control and product capture in the chemicals, metals, cement and energy industry. (gore.com)
- Designed to repel the challenges of salt air, heavy pollutants and the most extreme temperatures, these filters simplify and reduce maintenance needs, for more cost-effective system operation. (gore.com)
- The motorbike airbag system for any use, that fits any clothing. (dainese.com)
- The ABS TwinBag system is the successor to the mono airbag. (abs-airbag.com)
- There are two 85-liter (22 gallons) airbags, one on each side, and the system has three critical advantages compared with mono airbags: The two airbags are positioned at the side of the body, keeping the victim as flat as possible on top of the avalanche. (abs-airbag.com)
- If a mono airbag tears, the entire system fails. (abs-airbag.com)
- The ABS TwinBag system has two independent 85-liter (22 gallons) airbags, giving it a life-and-death advantage over mono airbags. (abs-airbag.com)
- Just six months earlier, it had recalled in the United States 4,000 Accords and Civics, 2001 models, because degraded explosives in the air bag inflators could blow up more violently than expected, spewing metal parts into the car, according to documents provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (dispatch.com)
- The 2001 Accord has one of the most dangerous types of Takata driver's side air bag inflators. (13wham.com)
- A maker of switches that turns air bags on and off says federal regulators should require a second light to eliminate confusion among drivers. (deseretnews.com)
- Takata has acknowledged to U.S. regulators that it improperly stored chemicals and botched the manufacture of the explosive propellants used to inflate air bags. (dispatch.com)
- Third, regulators apparently assume that when a car is junked its air bags are discharged or reused, either way presenting no danger. (straightdope.com)
- Current federal rules require only that air bags protect belted and unbelted crash test dummies in head-on, 30-mph crashes into an immovable barrier. (latimes.com)
- About 1.5 million airbags are deployed each year in police-reported tow-away crashes, Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, said. (cbslocal.com)
- The airbags are not inadvertently deploying, these were all in crashes," Knight said. (wgntv.com)
- Takata is under fire for air bag inflators that can explode, shooting out metal and plastic pieces. (canadianbusiness.com)
- The faulty inflators can explode without too much force and shatter a metal canister, propelling pieces of metal through the air during a crash. (klfy.com)
- In pleading guilty, Takata admitted hiding evidence that millions of its air bag inflators can explode with too much force, hurling lethal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. (nbclosangeles.com)
- Up to five people also may have been killed by the air bags in Malaysia, bringing the number of deaths globally to as many as 16. (foxbusiness.com)
- At least five deaths have since been linked to the company's malfunctioning airbags. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
- Why would HHS/CDC et al want to hide such statistics, when the feds deliberately are broadcasting the five deaths due to faulty air bags? (activistpost.com)
- We had a client come in the other day explaining that they thought they hit a pothole, which deployed the side curtain air bags on their 2008 Buick Enclave. (dailyherald.com)
- Safety-wise, all three Preve variants - Premium, Executive and MT Executive - now feature front, side and curtain airbags, ESC, traction control, brake assist, ABS with EBD, Isofix mountings and top tether anchors as standard fitment. (paultan.org)