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GM Recalls Older Sports Cars to Fix Air Bag Sensor Problem

The air bag may be affected by a bent sensor for detecting if a child is sitting in the passenger seat

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    In this photo taken Oct. 14, 2010, a 2009 Pontiac Solstice convertible sits in the showroom of the Anthony Pontiac GMC Buick dealership in Gurnee, Ill. GM issued a recall on the 2006 to 2010 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 to 2010 Saturn Sky due to a faulty sensor that can disable the front passenger airbag.

    General Motors is recalling more than 98,000 older sports cars in the U.S. and Canada because a faulty sensor can disable the front passenger air bag.

    The recall covers the 2006 to 2010 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 to 2010 Saturn Sky. The two-seat cars are no longer made and both brands have been scrapped by the company.

    GM says in government documents that a sensor that determines if a child is sitting in the passenger seat can bend and become damaged over time. That can open an electrical circuit, causing the car to turn off the air bag.

    The recall came after an owner petitioned the government seeking an investigation. GM has not yet developed a repair and says it will notify owners when one is ready.

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    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)