‘It becomes a bomb’: Company refuses to issue recall over millions of exploding airbags
May 23, 2023
“So essentially, you have a canister where the pressurized gas has no way to escape and it becomes a bomb,” said Michael Brooks with the Center for Auto Safety. By Justin Gray May 22, 2023 Investigators say some airbags that are supposed to protect you in a crash are exploding and causing injuries instead. A…
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On June 9, 1978, Ford Motor Company agreed to recall 1.5 million Ford Pinto and 30,000 Mercury Bobcat sedan and hatchback models for fuel tank design defects which made the vehicles susceptible to fire in the of a moderate-speed rear end collision.
The side saddle fuel tank design installed in over 10 million trucks – all 1973-87 General Motors full-size pickups and cab-chassis trucks (pickups without beds) and some 1988-91 dual cab or RV chassis – is the worst auto crash fire defect in the history of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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