Category: Auto

Airbag problems: more than two million cars recalled

Airbag problems: more than two million cars recalled

The airbags could be drawn unexpectedly. It had already been tried once with jerk calls to fix the defect, however, not in all cases with success, it hit to the reasoning. It concerns models of different marks of the years 2002 to 2004.

Of the 2.12 million cars, about one million are toyota and honda vehicles, which are already subject to a recall in connection with airbags made by the japanese manufacturer takata. These airbags can go off so violently even without an accident that vehicle occupants could even die, the ministry said. It was not initially known whether cars sold in germany would also be affected.

The takata case made waves last year, with the supplier’s crisis management coming in for particular criticism. Problems were known for a long time, already in 2013 millions of cars had to go into the workshop. But in the meantime, the airbag recall has taken on unprecedented proportions, and the exact background remains unclear.

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Car driver loses parts from trailer

During a heavy traffic check on federal highway 303 near burgpreppach, a team of cars was stopped. A lot of sheet metal and heavy metal parts were loosely loaded on the trailer. A load securing system was completely missing. During the inspection, other road users had already stopped and complained about pieces of sheet metal lying on the B 303 between ostheim and burgpreppach. A patrol crew then drove along the route and removed the metal parts from the roadway. When the trailer was weighed, it was found that the permissible trailer load was exceeded by more than 40 percent. When the 33-year-old driver from the habberge district was examined, it was found that he did not have a license to drive the heavy trailer. The vehicle was prohibited from continuing its journey. The trailer had to be parked at the checkpoint immediately. The check on the federal highway was carried out by officers from the ebern police station and the schweinfurt-werneck traffic police station. Actually, the focus was on heavy goods traffic, but of course the police also kept an eye on other road users. This was the fate of the driver, who was traveling with an overloaded trailer and an unsafe load.

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Two uses for the oldtimers at the same time

Two uses for the oldtimers at the same time

Two events could be attended on sunday. The historic parade with vehicles from the bubenreuth, herzogenaurach and hochstadt fire departments was a guest in heilsbronn on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the fire department there. And the oldest vehicle in the district, the LF12 of the baiersdorf fire department, took part in the railroad station festival of the franconian switzerland steam railroad in ebermannstadt.

When the vehicles of the historic parade arrived in heilsbronn at the festival square, many enthusiastic oldtimer fans were already waiting. The tanker trucks positioned themselves and the revolving ladder showed its best side. The fire department flag was mounted 20 meters high at the ladder park. The vehicles from the district of erlangen-hochstadt quickly became a magnet for the public.

Children with shining eyes

In the afternoon, they went out for a drive with around 30 other oldtimer fire engines. Almost every vehicle had children with shining eyes and from the edge of the road many guests waved delightedly at the parade. At the farewell ceremony, each of the participating vintage car teams received a gift and then set off for home.

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The modern thief relies on high-tech

The modern thief relies on high-tech

A monday morning in upper franconia, the police takes stock. In tuschnitz near kronach, a green compact loader was stolen the night before. The damage is in the funfigure range. Car thieves also struck in bayreuth at the same time. They broke into a car parked in the aichig district and stole a handbag and its contents. Traps that are also commonplace in rural areas.

"The fact that car thieves are active in the region is certainly due to its favorable geographic location. Because in many cases, upper franconia is on the route to eastern europe", explains the press spokeswoman of the police prasidium of upper franconia, anne hofer. Car thefts were not only committed in big cities. "They occur in the smallest villages. Proximity to a high-speed road or freeway often plays a role. The perpetrators want to leave the scene quickly. Darkness plays into their hands even more", says hofer.

Computer as a tool

Car thieves who act on the spur of the moment and go to work with simple tools don’t really exist anymore, according to the officer. "As a rule, the vehicles in question are baldovied in advance and then stolen in a timely manner. The perpetrators are often members of organized foreign gangs that operate on the basis of a division of labor. The extensive investigations by the criminal investigation departments therefore often last for a long time."

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