An auto safety watchdog group said Monday that General Motors, which has recalled 2.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to deactivate, may also have a defect in air bags ... more 
An auto safety watchdog group said Monday that General Motors, which has recalled 2.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to deactivate, may also have a defect in air bags in 2003 to 2010 Chevrolet Impalas. In a letter to the NHTSA, the Center for Auto Safety said that the computer code which determines when an air bag deploys in an accident, may improperly turn off the air bag if the passenger is bounced in his or her seat just before an accident. According to the center there have been 143 fatalities in front-impact crashes in 2000-2010 model year Impalas in which the air bags failed to deploy and in 98 of them, the occupants were wearing safety belts. less 
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