Recalls over airbags on the rise

May 7, 2013 12:00 AM

It's not even the halfway point of 2013 and airbag recalls are already on track to reach a record high. According to AOL Autos, the number of airbag-related recalls has more than doubled in the past six months. Major automakers like Toyota, Honda and Nissan are among the manufacturers issuing recalls for the safety feature, which many people believe is failing because of new technology that hasn't been properly tested. 

"We're seeing a wide range of problems associated with some of the newer technology that's not working very well," Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, told AOL Autos. 

AutoBlog reports that, at the current rate, the year 2013 will easily see more airbag recalls than 2012, as the technology continues to deploy unexpectedly or fail to engage at all. These issues are affecting nearly 4 million vehicles up to 12 years old. 

Drivers who are concerned about recalls or their safety should head to an auto repair franchise for a car tune up. A professional can take a look at the vehicle's technology and make sure everything is in proper order, which can provide motorists with some peace of mind when they're behind the wheel. 

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