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air bags

1. Protective devices in a car that inflate upon significant impact. It was a very minor accident, Mom—it didn't set off the air bags or anything.
2. The lungs. I need to get some of that fresh mountain air into my air bags from time to time.
See also: air, bag

air-bags

n. the lungs. Fill those air-bags with good Colorado air!
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"Unfortunately, many consumers have disregarded warnings or postponed getting their airbags repaired, and some consumers still may not be aware that their vehicle is included in this serious recall."
For a vehicle built between 2002 and 2008 and equipped with at least 6 airbags , which included front and rear curtain airbags, only one thing could explain the situation of this safety feature, It was out of commission!
Given that the number of vehicles, again according to Lectra, is expected to grow from 89-million in 2015 to 103-million in 2020, production rates for airbags will soar.
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The Japanese car parts maker Takata is to double the recall of US cars using its potentially deadly airbags to a record nearly 34 million vehicles.
The latest recall is by Honda and follows recalls announced on Wednesday by Toyota and Nissan over airbags made by Japanese company Takata Corp.
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