Just as the summer driving season officially kicked off this past Memorial Day, there was some unsettling news about the safety of car airbags. On May 19 the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the need to recall nearly 34 million vehicles because of concerns about the propellant that launches the airbag in the event of an accident.
Although the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, it is by no means the first related to airbag safety. So what do drivers need to know in order to keep themselves and their families safe?
DID YOU KNOW?
30 MPH – The vehicle speed at which U.S. federal regulations currently require airbags to inflate in a crash test against a concrete barrier. Should I worry about the recall?
Given that the recent airbag recall affects about one in seven U.S. vehicles—including cars from 11 automakers—a lot of people [...]