air bag


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1. (Automotive Engineering) a safety device in a car, consisting of a bag that inflates automatically in an accident and prevents the passengers from being thrown forwards
2. (Astronautics) one of a number of large inflatable bags comprising part of a spacecraft's landing system, enabling the craft to come to rest through a series of bounces

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an inflatable plastic bag mounted in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle: it cushions the driver and passengers by inflating automatically in the event of a collision.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air bag - a safety restraint in an automobileair bag - a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
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Castelo it is recalling thousands of its units for a second replacement of front passenger air bag inflators.
Four models of Audi, including the TT Coupe 45 TFSI Quattro, will be recalled for using defective air bags produced by Japan's Takata.
It involves air bag control units made by ZF-TRW that were installed in the vehicles.
The Takata air bag inflators utilize ammonium nitrate to inflate the air bags , which can break down in high temperatures and humidity, causing the metal canister to explode and shoot shrapnel into the vehicle.
The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation into potential air bag failure in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles.
The passenger-side air bag also appeared to have been cut open, with a huge gash in the dashboard.
Earlier this year, Takata pleaded guilty to fraud and agreed to pay $1 billion for concealing the air bag defect.
The Netherlands has the second largest number of cars being recalled (22,319) in Europe over air bag fears, followed by France with 15,260.
In total, ten deaths worldwide and nine in the United States have been linked to Takata's air bag inflators, all but one involving Honda models.
Dealers will replace the driver-side air bag inflator at no cost to the customer.
Honda Motor Co said it would recall another around 5 million cars globally to replace potentially fatal air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp, already at the centre of one of the biggest automotive recalls to date.
Dealers will replace the driver air bag inflators for free.