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Ford recalling 150K F-150s for air bag fix

Under government pressure, Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will recall nearly 150,000 F-150 pickup trucks to fix air bags that could deploy without warning. The recall covers trucks from the 2005-2006 model years in the United States and Canada for what the auto company calls a “relatively low risk” of the air bag deploying inadvertently. Get the full story »

NTSB calls for lap/shoulder belts on small planes

U.S. government safety officials urged Tuesday that aircraft owners be required to retrofit small planes with shoulder-lap seat belts but stopped short of calling for the installation of air bags.

A three-year study of small plane accidents released by the National Transportation Safety Board found several cases in which air bags prevented serious injuries or fatalities. But investigators said that since only about 7,000 planes have air bags, there haven’t been enough accidents to judge whether they should be required on all planes. Get the full story »

Cadillac recalling CTS to replace air-bag sensor

General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 96,000 Cadillac CTS cars for the model years 2005 to 2007 because a front passenger air-bag sensor could break and disable the bag.

Repeated “flexing” of the passenger sensing system mat in the front seat could cause the mat to “kink, bend or fold,” GM said according to a notice posted on U.S. safety regulators’ Web site Thursday. Get the full story »