Articles about Airbags

Toyota Motor Philippines is already notifying owners of affected units
Should cars have this feature?
Don't you just hate getting T-boned? We sure do. But in the future, the act of getting sideswiped may be a teeny-weeny bit less painful.It's all thanks to ZF, well-known manufacturer of deliciously smooth eight-speed
Do you own one of these models?
A mass-market label doesn't necessarily mean a car is any less safe than its more premium counterparts. Toyota-which is one of the most attainable brands in the Philippine market-is proof of this.Most of the Japanese carmaker's
Better safe than sorry
Still haven't had your Nissan's airbags checked? You probably should. Nissan Philippines is again calling on owners of select models to bring their units in for preventive maintenance. And yes, this is still stemming from the Takata fiasco a few
This is one sturdy sedan
The ASEAN NCAP crash test results of the all-new Toyota Camry are in, and the Japanese executive sedan passed with flying colors.The Camry finished testing with a total adult occupant protection score of 35.31 points. That's 15.31
This could save lives
Hyundai has just announced the development of new safety tech that could revolutionize airbags as we know them. The Korean carmaker is planning to eventually mass-market the world's first multi-collision airbag system.In a multi-collision accident, the primary
One manufacturer thinks so
Airbags are everywhere these days: Up front, down low, on the sides-and now outside cars, too, apparently.German safety-device manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen unveiled an interesting new concept at the 'Airbag 2018' symposium in Mannheim: an airbag unit that is deployed
Better safe than sorry
Are there any owners of Honda vehicles made from 2001 to 2015 reading this? If you are, the Japanese carmaker needs you to bring your ride to a dealership for a quick checkup.Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) is once again calling for
Is your unit affected?
Heads-up, Mazda owners. Bermaz Auto Philippines, the Japanese carmaker's official local distributor, has announced a recall of specific Mazda models to have their Takata airbag inflators replaced.The company says this "preventive safety measure" has been ongoing since December 2016,
Heads-up!
Nissan Philippines is urging some of its customers to bring in their cars for repairs because of defective Takata airbags. The company is calling this a part of a "global service campaign" for a handful of its vehicles, and the following models
Included are the City, Jazz and Civic
Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) is urging owners of select models to bring in their vehicles to the nearest dealership for a 'voluntary safety recall.' The issue? A suspected defect in the driver side airbag's inflator.Possibly affected are the following models
Is it still 10-and-2?
If we gathered up a group of you readers and asked the question posed in the title, we'd probably be met with just as many different answers. So, which is the right way? Is it 10-and-2? 8-and-4?
With the Air Dry Airbag jacket
Every day, riders are literally exposed to danger on the road. BMW Motorrad, together with Alpinestars, hopes to remedy this by introducing a cool new innovation that could potentially save countless lives.The BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by Alpinestars is essentially
Which models exactly?
The Takata airbag saga has been an intriguing series of events since it first broke out. The soap opera-like controversy has affected some 10 major car brands and a total of 7.8 million vehicles in the US alone.The latest
Find out which vehicles are affected
Looks like the Takata airbag saga is far from over. Nissan Philippines is recalling several of its vehicle models due to possible airbag defects.The recall, which the company is calling a preventive service campaign, will assess the cars' airbags and perform
Including 3 models sold in PH
Toyota announced late last week that it would be recalling around 3.37 million vehicles globally because of possible defects in their airbag inflators and a separate issue regarding their emission control units.According to a report by Reuters, the possible airbag
Due to driver-side airbag inflator
Honda Cars Philippines is recalling select units of the 2012-2013 Jazz, the 2012-2014 City and the 2011 CR-V for a "suspected defect in the driver-side airbag inflator."According to a press statement sent by HCPI, no accidents and
Old Accords, Civics and Pilots
Airbags--they're all that's keeping your face from being planted into your steering wheel or dashboard in the event of a collision. That said, last year's slew of airbag-related malfunctions and recalls shook the entire auto industry. And
It wasn't a big surprise, honestly
In what was supposed to be a surprise statement on Monday, Honda Motor Company CEO Takanobu Ito announced his resignation, making way for an interim CEO.Since taking over Honda in 2009, Ito, a long-time engineer and executive in Honda's
For redesigned CR-V and next-gen Odyssey and Accord
Honda will reportedly not use Takata airbags for the next-generation Accord midsize sedan, which is due to go on sale in August 2017. Instead, the Japanese carmaker will use airbags made by Takata rival Toyoda Gosei. This marks the first time
Hopes to regain public's confidence
With a recall affecting approximately 7.8 million cars spread across 10 brands of vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2008, safety equipment manufacturer Takata has released an open letter to the public, signed by its chairman and chief executive Shigehisa Takada. In
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