Thursday, October 23, 2014

Is My Car's Airbag Safe or Deadly?

 In the “ ever changing landscape of fear” that is life on earth, we now have ( when it breaks the Ebola media frenzy) the discovered deadly hazard regarding Takata Air Bags.  It's estimated they're installed on roughly 8 millions cars driven in the US. One of them could your yours- mine!

NHTSA ( National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) says they’re going to leave “no stone unturned” in the Takata investigation.

Today, October 23, 2014. 
Search:  Does it have an airbag problem? Is it safe to drive today?

Click Google search 10/23/14: NHTSA Air Bag Recall

I guess it's encouraging to know that "NHTSA supports efforts by automakers to address the immediate risk in areasthat consistently hot, humid conditions over extended periods of time."
The language is just a tad difficult and obtuse. ( roughly 12th grade reading level)

Undaunted I click on Honda:
 (The first part of a 3 page letter appears in PDF!)

Well, is my car / am I in immediate danger?  

I Click  and type in air bag recall (*powered by NHTSA)

I don't think I have an item of motor vehicle equipment on me at the moment. 
(Long, complex sentence, multiple interruptive phrases and clauses/ approximately 20th grade level. 

WOW  NHTSA has a Facebook page!! That’ll tell me if my car has this dangerous problem.

Another example of "Communication that Isn't - with the consumers as losers. 

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