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(Some Hungai)   Hyundai recalls cars because air bag won't deploy if passenger is less than 130 pounds; absolutely no Americans have been injured so far   (charlottesville.legalexaminer.com) divider line 51
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2012-08-05 02:40:39 PM
Nice, submitter.
 
2012-08-05 02:51:16 PM
img534.imageshack.us

/writes that one down
 
2012-08-05 03:11:06 PM
This could be tricky for me, seeing as how I am 130 POUNDS OF TWISTED STEEL AND SEX APPEAL
 
2012-08-05 04:38:37 PM
134 lbs. I'm safe.
 
2012-08-05 04:38:45 PM
I'm about 90 lbs. Most days I weigh enough to "switch on" the passenger side air bag in my Subaru.

130? I'll never weigh that.
 
2012-08-05 04:43:02 PM
America sounds fat.
 
2012-08-05 04:43:55 PM
140lb here, but I would imagine sitting down there's at least 10lb being transferred through my legs to the floorboards and not supported by the seat.
 
2012-08-05 04:44:58 PM
111lbs here. I'm farked i suppose.
 
2012-08-05 04:45:35 PM
Oh, and I'm American. Go figure.
 
2012-08-05 04:48:56 PM
Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall Santa Fe's and Sonata's

I understand your confusion, trying to pluralize a proper noun. But adding an apostrophe is NOT the way to address the problem, it doesn't suddenly become a possessive, you have failed in an epic manner.

Best to go with singular- "Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall Santa Fe and Sonata" They're a category, so it works fine as a singular too.
We can do that, doesn't have to be a proper noun even- "the cardboard box is a useful storage device".
 
2012-08-05 04:50:12 PM
Wait, don't air bags kill people if they're like under 120? The reason why kids aren't supposed to sit in the front seat anymore? Seems to me this is a feature, not a fault.
 
2012-08-05 04:52:09 PM
Oznog: Best to go with singular- "Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall the Santa Fe and Sonata" They're a category, so it works fine as a singular too.

Fixed that, Canadian style. You can even tack on "models" to the end if you like.
 
2012-08-05 04:53:06 PM
In addition, 22,500 Sonata sedans, model years 2012 and 2013, are being recalled by Hyundai due to a side air bag malfunction causing the air bags to deploy without warning. The company had received 16 complaints but no reports of injuries due to the problem.

"without warning"??? How is that a relevant aspect of the complaint?

Well, we'll just make sure it DOES give warning before misfiring into your head! "Alert- Side Airbag Malfunction. Warning- airbag with assplode in 3... 2..."
 
2012-08-05 04:56:14 PM
unless thats 130 Kilos instead of 130 lbs I don't think most 'Murkins are gonna have to worry
 
2012-08-05 04:57:30 PM
MooseUpNorth: Oznog: Best to go with singular- "Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall the Santa Fe and Sonata" They're a category, so it works fine as a singular too.

Fixed that, Canadian style. You can even tack on "models" to the end if you like.


"the" is stylistically acceptable, and preferable even. However, headlines are exercises in brevity, and "the" (or a/an) is nonessential, so a headline would dispense with it in most all cases. Still, it would not only be an improvement over the current malpunctuated line, but of the same length- omit two "'s" saves 4 characters, add "the" + 1 space would return the headline to an identical length.
 
2012-08-05 05:03:54 PM
That may even be a good thing if you have little ones riding along.
/just saying
 
2012-08-05 05:05:17 PM
Maybe people should opt to drive $80,000 BMWs instead.
 
2012-08-05 05:12:09 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: This could be tricky for me, seeing as how I am 130 POUNDS OF TWISTED STEEL AND SEX APPEAL

GIS for "Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener" begs to differ (first result)

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-08-05 05:14:46 PM
So now they'll drop the weight trigger and get sued when the airbags inflate on children, causing injury.
 
2012-08-05 05:16:20 PM
MooseUpNorth: Wait, don't air bags kill people if they're like under 120? The reason why kids aren't supposed to sit in the front seat anymore? Seems to me this is a feature, not a fault.

Moi aussi.
 
2012-08-05 05:34:10 PM
I've definitely noticed that the airbag light in our Hyundai sometimes says off when I'm sitting in the passenger seat. Our model wasn't included in the recall though. Oh well, I guess.
 
2012-08-05 05:44:11 PM

HighlanderRPI: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: This could be tricky for me, seeing as how I am 130 POUNDS OF TWISTED STEEL AND SEX APPEAL

GIS for "Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener" begs to differ (first result)
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You know what the first GIS hit for "130 POUNDS OF TWISTED STEEL AND SEX APPEAL" is?

i1.kym-cdn.com

It's this thread.
 
2012-08-05 05:47:38 PM
For reference, the usual standard for the interlock is 30 lb, can't really fault them for being off by the weight of a small bear.
 
2012-08-05 05:48:13 PM
Er, for being worried about being off by that much, rather.
 
2012-08-05 05:51:44 PM
So, we can finally put the car seat back into the front passenger side again, where it belongs?
Good job Hyundai. Kids in back seat can be forgotten and die. They're only in the back to prevent the damned airbags from hurting the kids.

/Bout damn time. Get me a Hyundai now.
 
2012-08-05 05:57:28 PM

Krieghund: i1.kym-cdn.com

It's this thread.


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

It's...

THREADCEPTION
 
2012-08-05 05:57:31 PM
www.lordalford.com
 
2012-08-05 05:59:34 PM

EVERYBODY PANIC: So, we can finally put the car seat back into the front passenger side again, where it belongs?
Good job Hyundai. Kids in back seat can be forgotten and die. They're only in the back to prevent the damned airbags from hurting the kids.

/Bout damn time. Get me a Hyundai now.


Hyundai/HyunDIE continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide.
 
2012-08-05 06:18:05 PM
FUNNY headline! Seems to me the frail people would be ones who need 'em most?
 
2012-08-05 06:22:36 PM
Did anyone else see this:?
a 7c0 ywH/94L)c.kj u$@F-3_$@1H5y for pages and pages and pages?
 
2012-08-05 06:42:16 PM
ZOMG Americans are so heavy!!!!!


At least we are tall enough to see over the dashboard...and reach the top shelf at the supermarket.
 
2012-08-05 06:48:58 PM
Ugh I hate those auto airbag sensors in the seat. My truck goes nuts if my dog is in the front seat with the seatbelt undone. and because she shifts her weight around the buzzer constantly goes off.
 
2012-08-05 06:58:32 PM

SumoJeb: Ugh I hate those auto airbag sensors in the seat. My truck goes nuts if my dog is in the front seat with the seatbelt undone. and because she shifts her weight around the buzzer constantly goes off.


Your dog sounds fat....Wants steak.
 
2012-08-05 06:58:37 PM
Not all of us are fat, bacon only eating tubs of lard, intent on utilizing fat stores for safety. Wife = fit/trim 110; me 145.

/Love bacon
//And all things fat, expect ourselves
///Get off the couch lazy f*cks
 
2012-08-05 07:10:23 PM
Im guessing it was meant to be set to 60 lbs and got set to 60 kilos instead (130 lbs = 59 kilos they probably rounded for the article)
 
2012-08-05 07:21:07 PM
These day, if you're under 130 pounds, you should be in a rear facing baby seat.
 
2012-08-05 07:23:43 PM
Ya know, if you wear your seatbelt, the airbags are mostly a waste of time and money. Get a facial injury from the airbag, blame stupid Americans who won't buckle that belt.
 
2012-08-05 07:50:22 PM

Dwindle: These day, if you're under 130 pounds, you should be in a rear facing baby seat.


It is very hard to drive from there.
 
2012-08-05 08:06:01 PM
I have a similar problem in my Cadillac STS... my wifes weight varies from 98 to 102 lbs, and its always a toss up if the passenger side airbag turns on or not for her. Its rather annoying.
 
2012-08-05 08:38:19 PM
I have polyps that weigh more than 130 lbs.
 
2012-08-05 08:48:17 PM

bingethinker: Ya know, if you wear your seatbelt, the airbags are mostly a waste of time and money. Get a facial injury from the airbag, blame stupid Americans who won't buckle that belt.


Haha. Not so much. That air bag is called a supplemental restraint for a reason. They're designed to work with someone wearing a seat belt to keep you from eating the steering wheel or dashboard.

Modern cars often have multistage passenger bags, seat track sensors on both sides, and use the pressure sensors to detect somebody small. It's in the interest of not firing an airbag into someone sitting to close. It's a pretty good bang that inflates the bag and you don't want to be in its way while it's inflating.

Oh, and the troll gets a 4/10.
 
2012-08-05 09:56:02 PM
Or we could just not buy foreign vehicles with air bag, accelerator, any other problem and creates recalls.

Don't give me that whole assembled here bullshiat.

Toyota, Hyundai, ect are shipped here on diesel freighters in pieces and assembled here.
 
2012-08-05 10:12:50 PM

NBSV: bingethinker: Ya know, if you wear your seatbelt, the airbags are mostly a waste of time and money. Get a facial injury from the airbag, blame stupid Americans who won't buckle that belt.

Haha. Not so much. That air bag is called a supplemental restraint for a reason. They're designed to work with someone wearing a seat belt to keep you from eating the steering wheel or dashboard.

Modern cars often have multistage passenger bags, seat track sensors on both sides, and use the pressure sensors to detect somebody small. It's in the interest of not firing an airbag into someone sitting to close. It's a pretty good bang that inflates the bag and you don't want to be in its way while it's inflating.

Oh, and the troll gets a 4/10.


HAHA yourself. This may have changed, but the air bags that were first installed in American cars were designed to fire off with much more force than European bags, because it was assumed that the person was not wearing a seat belt. If they have changed that since, that's good. Let the idiots die.

And everybody who has a different point of view from you isn't automatically a troll.
 
2012-08-05 10:37:23 PM

MooseUpNorth: Oznog: Best to go with singular- "Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall the Santa Fe and Sonata" They're a category, so it works fine as a singular too.

Fixed that, Canadian style. You can even tack on "models" to the end if you like.


Don't you need an extra q to make it "Canadian style"? That, though, is acceptable American English, too.
 
2012-08-05 10:46:20 PM

EVERYBODY PANIC: So, we can finally put the car seat back into the front passenger side again, where it belongs?
Good job Hyundai. Kids in back seat can be forgotten and die. They're only in the back to prevent the damned airbags from hurting the kids.

/Bout damn time. Get me a Hyundai now.


Do you really think this? Because it's false. They're in the back seat for a ton of reasons. Yes, the airbag being calibrated for an adult is one of them. Another is the seat belt height, which can literally decapitate a child. Also, there's a bunch of really hard stuff in the front seat -- dash boards and shiat. Even with crumple-zones, the dash board can protrude close enough that you're going to bash your face into it if the airbag doesn't stop it. Plus, there's more room to absorb shock before the crumpled husk of the car on a front-end collision crushes you in the back seat instead of the front seat.

Here's a great study done from 1975 to 1985 (i.e., before airbags) which shows that in a collision, there's a 26% reduced chance of fatality sitting in the rear seat instead of the front seat. Incidentally, center seats are reduced risk of fatality compared to the outside seats. The rear-center seat is BY FAR the safest place to put a child.
 
2012-08-05 10:57:41 PM

bingethinker: NBSV: bingethinker: Ya know, if you wear your seatbelt, the airbags are mostly a waste of time and money. Get a facial injury from the airbag, blame stupid Americans who won't buckle that belt.

Haha. Not so much. That air bag is called a supplemental restraint for a reason. They're designed to work with someone wearing a seat belt to keep you from eating the steering wheel or dashboard.

Modern cars often have multistage passenger bags, seat track sensors on both sides, and use the pressure sensors to detect somebody small. It's in the interest of not firing an airbag into someone sitting to close. It's a pretty good bang that inflates the bag and you don't want to be in its way while it's inflating.

Oh, and the troll gets a 4/10.

HAHA yourself. This may have changed, but the air bags that were first installed in American cars were designed to fire off with much more force than European bags, because it was assumed that the person was not wearing a seat belt. If they have changed that since, that's good. Let the idiots die.

And everybody who has a different point of view from you isn't automatically a troll.


Nope. They fired with more force because they thought the bag needed to be bigger and inflate quiker. The bag still isn't enough to stop you from hitting the steering wheel if you aren't wearing a seat belt. The early bags still deployed with enough force that often enough the bag caused more injury than no bag at all.

It isn't the differing opinion. It's the wording of the first statement. The differing opinion is why my post was longer than just 4/10.
 
2012-08-05 11:23:47 PM
Ya know, if you're under 130 pounds you're probably small enough that you're within the "blow your head off" zone of the airbag.

Then there's this.

www.s2ki.com
 
2012-08-05 11:26:53 PM
Had a friend in high school who was 4'11 and 90 pounds, she drove a 1970's model Cadillac with a pillow on the seat, because otherwise she couldn't see over the dash. When she graduated, she joined the military.

No airbags for her!
 
2012-08-06 01:20:04 AM

meanmutton: They're in the back seat for a ton of reasons. Yes, the airbag being calibrated for an adult is one of them. Another is the seat belt height, which can literally decapitate a child. Also, there's a bunch of really hard stuff in the front seat -- dash boards and shiat. Even with crumple-zones, the dash board can protrude close enough that you're going to bash your face into it if the airbag doesn't stop it. Plus, there's more room to absorb shock before the crumpled husk of the car on a front-end collision crushes you in the back seat instead of the front seat.

Here's a great study done from 1975 to 1985 (i.e., before airbags) which shows that in a collision, there's a 26% reduced chance of fatality sitting in the rear seat instead of the front seat. Incidentally, center seats are reduced risk of fatality compared to the outside seats. The rear-center seat is BY FAR the safest place to put a child.


^This.
 
2012-08-06 03:30:03 AM

Oznog: Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall Santa Fe's and Sonata's

I understand your confusion, trying to pluralize a proper noun. But adding an apostrophe is NOT the way to address the problem, it doesn't suddenly become a possessive, you have failed in an epic manner.

Best to go with singular- "Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall Santa Fe and Sonata" They're a category, so it works fine as a singular too.


I would accept that if the entire lines of cars were being recalled, rather than a set of vehicles from those lines.
 
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