Airbags safer than ever — if they deploy –

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Airbags safer than ever — if they deploy –

While GM has said Cobalt airbags failed to deploy in the fatal crashes because the ignition key slipped into the “accessory or off” position, it’s still unclear why they didn’t activate in at least five crashes when the ignition switch was “on.”

“We’re definitely investigating that,” said Lance Cooper, a Georgia lawyer whose 2011 wrongful death suit against GM helped uncover the switch defect.

He added: “There is certainly a question about the manner in which these bags are designed and deploying, because even in certain accidents where the key was in the run position, bags weren’t deploying.”

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