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To be fair, it is an industry wide investigation. it isn't like this is simply a Toyota problem. Pretty scary though. Something is supposed to save your life, but instead it shoots metal fragments at you and kills you. No thank-you.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is conducting an industrywide investigation of airbags that may deploy with too much force, causing metal fragments to kill or injure vehicle occupants. The vehicle safety watchdog called for an urgent response by carmakers, given flawed airbags have been potentially linked to four deaths.
 

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With imagining how bad this can get, having shrapnel flying your way, it almost sounds like you're better off yanking the air bag fuse lol
 

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Why, was I being unfair? Toyota is the only one who has explicitly asked consumers to not use the passenger seats, their positioning on the matter is significant because it differs from that of Honda who has been trying to shrug it under the rug...
 

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I can't believe that car makers are putting "don't sit here" stickers on the passenger seats of their cars. That just seems like one of the stupidest things. As if that is a legitimate fix for the problem that would make them not liable.
 

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I can't believe that car makers are putting "don't sit here" stickers on the passenger seats of their cars. That just seems like one of the stupidest things. As if that is a legitimate fix for the problem that would make them not liable.
What do you suggest they do?
This is something people can immediately do in order to protect themselves while they wait for a fix.
 

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Toyota just told people to stop using their front passenger seats because of the potential for shrapnel to discharge along with the airbag. Not sure if this warning extends to Lexus vehicles, have not seen Lexus mentioned explicitly...

http://www.autonews.com/article/201...-growing-airbag-recall-takes-record-23-plunge
They should also state that the driver shouldn't sit in the driver seat either.....LOL.>:D or wear a face mask :nerd: when in one of the vehicles with the defective air bags.... I am just glad the 3 cars we own is NOT on the list. They are close to the years, but different body styles or model.
 

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I can't believe that car makers are putting "don't sit here" stickers on the passenger seats of their cars. That just seems like one of the stupidest things. As if that is a legitimate fix for the problem that would make them not liable.
Thats only in Japan and its to satisfy local regulations and only IF parts were unavailable...

Automakers are required to have an immediate remedy prepared when they recall vehicles in Japan. This prompted local carmakers including Toyota to deploy the stopgap measure of disabling air bags and installing warning stickers to discourage against sitting in front-passenger seats if dealers didn’t immediately have the parts to replace faulty air bags.
What makes this stupid? What would your reaction be if Toyota did nothing, but I mean I guess you're right, it was much less stupid when people we're being impaled by bits of flying metal...
 

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So many vehicles were affected. Takata made airbags for basically the entire industry. I'm sure there is a list somewhere, and that list is huge.
 
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