Restraint system flaws surpassed structural integrity problems as the most common causes of recalls in 2001, suggests a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. Delayed by a computer upgrade at NHTSA, the agency’s annual recall report for 2001 has just been completed and is headed for the printer. But Ward's has obtained an advance copy. Restraint system recalls in 2001 ranged from improper airbag deployment to incorrect labeling. A Ward's analysis shows 27 recall ...

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