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see automobileautomobile,
self-propelled vehicle used for travel on land. The term is commonly applied to a four-wheeled vehicle designed to carry two to six passengers and a limited amount of cargo, as contrasted with a truck, which is designed primarily for the transportation of goods and
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air bag

[′er ‚bag]
(mechanical engineering)
An automotive vehicle passenger safety device consisting of a passive restraint in the form of a bag which is automatically inflated with gas to provide cushioned protection against the impact of a collision.
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A small crack in some inflators in the driver and passenger side air bags may expand, causing them to partially inflate.
Drivers who have bought air bags online, or had their air bags replaced by an independent repair shop in the last three years, or who purchased a used car that has been rebuilt or has had its air bags replaced, are at risk.
were booked in February due to the port congestion caused by the International Long shore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) labor dispute and the air bag recalls.
Testing of thousands of air bags to date has not produced any evidence that the passenger-side defect extends outside the high-humidity zone.
Safety regulators say Tuesday's action is based on incidents involving a death in California and an injury in North Carolina where the air bags were implicated.
Toyota on Monday recalled passenger air bags in 247,000 old vehicles that included the Corolla, Lexus SC, Matrix, Tundra and Sequoia.
On Monday, in an unusual warning, federal safety regulators urged the owners of more than 5 million vehicles to "act immediately'' to get the air bags fixed.
In each case, the air bags are made by Japanese supplier Takata.
Toyota said water from the air conditioning condenser could leak onto the air bag control module leading to a short circuit.
will recall 44,098 Pyzar compact wagons produced between August 1996 and June 2000 for a possible passenger-side air bag malfunction, its report submitted to the transport ministry showed Wednesday.
1) Seat belts have been identified as a significant contributor to this trend, but opinion regarding the benefits of air bags is in a state of flux.
Depending on the severity of a crash, air bags may deploy at different levels of force: High-speed crashes require air bags to deploy more aggressively than low-speed crashes do.