From: blythe b on
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/31/honda.recall/index.html
From: RickMerrill on
blythe b wrote:
> http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/31/honda.recall/index.html


Maybe you should Shut your eyes upon impact? ;-)

Also, remember to put your hands at 9:00 and 3:00.
If you put your hands at the old 10-2 and the airbag
fires off it has happened that the driver's thumbs were broken!

Hands now go at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock if you drive with airbags.

From: Tegger on
blythe b <mbowman155(a)gmail.com> wrote in news:8e13a836-cfb6-4fb4-a6c0-
24e9291e3b81(a)l2g2000yqd.googlegroups.com:

> http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/31/honda.recall/index.html


The USA remains the only country in the world that has a wacky legal
requirement that bombs be installed in car's interior, aimed directly at
the occupants. Then they require that big yellow labels be stuck
everywhere, warning you that the bombs will kill your kids so make sure you
put the little dears where the bombs can't reach them. Sheesh.

For those of you in Canada, bomb disablement is quite legal, and is
available at any garage for about $40 (don't know if that's per bomb or an
all-in price).

Do you know what detonates the bombs? Sodium azide, the same stuff they use
to light off high-explosives. Auto dealership technicians have fun
detonating surplus airbags in the parking lot. Sometimes they try to see
how high the bags will go when ignited, which can be up to forty feet. Fun,
wow!


--
Tegger

From: Leftie on
Tegger wrote:
> blythe b <mbowman155(a)gmail.com> wrote in news:8e13a836-cfb6-4fb4-a6c0-
> 24e9291e3b81(a)l2g2000yqd.googlegroups.com:
>
>> http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/31/honda.recall/index.html
>
>
> The USA remains the only country in the world that has a wacky legal
> requirement that bombs be installed in car's interior, aimed directly at
> the occupants. Then they require that big yellow labels be stuck
> everywhere, warning you that the bombs will kill your kids so make sure you
> put the little dears where the bombs can't reach them. Sheesh.
>
> For those of you in Canada, bomb disablement is quite legal, and is
> available at any garage for about $40 (don't know if that's per bomb or an
> all-in price).
>
> Do you know what detonates the bombs? Sodium azide, the same stuff they use
> to light off high-explosives. Auto dealership technicians have fun
> detonating surplus airbags in the parking lot. Sometimes they try to see
> how high the bags will go when ignited, which can be up to forty feet. Fun,
> wow!
>
>

And yet only Honda seems to have decided to make them *shrapnel*
bombs...
From: sci.space on
Crunchy frog, anyone? Have to keep those Monty Python episodes away
from Honda designers.

Dave