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Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with fatal airbags

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by kwflatbed, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

  2. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    So I thought, "WTF is a "fatal" airbag?"

    Associated Press usually doesn't get sloppy in their headline writing... but that sounded like they were going out and killing people.

    So I clicked on the link...

    "The inflators can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds more were injured."

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  3. Sooty

    Sooty Administrator

    It's been ongoing for a while.. though my daughter was in an offset head on crash with her now recalled vehicle... no shrapnel... no airbag deployment either! FD/EMS were pretty surprised none of the airbags deployed - car was equipped with front and side airbags.
  4. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    They recall the Kardashian too..?
  5. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    Similar happened to me in a pursuit. Combined impact of 90 + mph, no airbags deployed in my patrol car...

    I hope younger Sooty is ok.
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  6. Sooty

    Sooty Administrator

    The kitten was fine, thanks!
    90+ crash? OUCH! Hope it didn't total you!
  7. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    There’s a long story attached to this, but my CV LTD not only got destroyed, I was able to pursue the fucker again as he tried to drive off in his camera... CVs RULED back in the early 90s!!!

    We both ended up in the same ambulance.

    Best part? I’m in the ER and a CHP motor Officer I know pushes in, asks me how I am, then tells me “Our findings are that you are NOT at fault in any way. I’ve already told your Boss...”

    I got a write up for not using the radio during the short pursuit...yeah...whatever.
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  8. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member


    Very glad to hear Kitten is ok.
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