U.S. says 1977 models must have airbags
WASHINGTON - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given a ringing affirmation of airbags. That means only a one-year delay in Standard 208 after the long court battle fought by all auto companies except General Motors and Mercedes-Benz.
But therein lies the rub. Can all auto companies, foreign and domestic, install airbags in the front seats of all cars sold in the U.S.?
Or will they again be in court by next January?