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RSS Report: Feds investigating 2012 Hyundai Elantra after airbag separates driver from his ear


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Safety features like airbags are supposed to keep us safe in the event of a collision. But one driver allegedly met with a nasty surprise when an airbag in his car reportedly sliced his ear in half.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the incident occurred on April 7 when an unnamed owner of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra was in a crash. Apparently the side curtain airbag on the driver's side rapidly inflated (like it's supposed to) but took with it a metal bracket (which it's not). The result was a severe laceration to the driver's ear in an automotive reenactment of Holyfield-Tyson II.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is apparently looking into the event, but has yet to issue a recall. Hyundai for its part insists the incident was isolated, and that it has not received reports of anything similar happening to any other drivers.

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What a load of bullshit. Shit happens when you crash, he should be happy he survived with minimal injury.

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I've been in a highway crash doing +70mph, with a friend in the car. Because my old Dodge hit the guardrail at an angle, he wacked his head on the B-pillar/seat belt mount, the seat frame broke and he wacked his shin on the glove box, bruising the bone. He was still wearing his seat belt, too. He didn't feel the need to sue Chrysler for my 95 Dodge Intrepid's interior and seat design.

Accidents like that are intense, and never happen like the crash tests, there are just too many variables. This guy is looking for a handout and his 15 minutes of fame. Dumbass should be grateful he walked away.

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