Ford Motor Co. will install new side airbag “curtains” on its '01 Explorer and Mountaineer — at least surreptitiously addressing the long-held understanding that sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) are more prone to rollover-type accidents. The new air bags, do, however, provide standard side-impact protection as well. Ford's side-curtain system, under development for 30 months, will be launched on the Explorer and Mountaineer and then later added to the redesigned '02 Expedition and ...

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