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    Official: In bankruptcy, Coda asking for permission to conduct airbag recall

    Following its official bankruptcy filing, Coda Automotive is back with more not-so-good news. In Delaware bankruptcy court, the automaker has filed a motion to "conduct a voluntary recall of Coda Sedans to replace roof-mounted side curtain airbags." Last August, Coda recalled 78 vehicles for ...

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    Official: Coda, NHTSA issue recall for faulty side curtain airbags in 78 Sedans

    Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive is recalling 78 of its Sedan models for what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says may have been improper installation of side-curtain airbags. NHTSA said that the Sedan's side-curtain airbags may not deploy in an ...

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    Will Tesla, Wheego and others lose airbag-related "hardship" exemption? *UPDATE

    Tesla Motors, Lamborghini and a handful of other low-volume automakers may lose a "hardship" exemption that allows for the sale of vehicles with airbags that fail to comply with current U.S. safety standards. According to Automotive News (sub. req.), the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    EcoSafe Inflator could put a little saltwater in your airbag

    Turns out, pretty much any part of a car can get a green makeover. ARC Automotive Inc., for example, has figured out a way to make an airbag inflator that use saltwater brine (and a small pyrotechnic charge) to deploy an airbag instead of the larger charges that other pyrotechnic inflators use. ...


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