ARVIDSJAUR, Sweden - In less than a decade, pyrotechnic pretensioners that work in tandem with a seatbelt retractor to pull the webbing taut during a collision have gone from a nifty device on high-end luxury cars to a standard feature on a number of high-volume vehicles. (See related story: Snug As a Hug) A quick survey finds front-seat pretensioners standard on the Chrysler 300, Jeep Liberty, the new Ford Mustang, Ford Freestyle, Pontiac Vibe, G6 and Montana SV6 minivan and Chevy Cobalt. ...
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