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How Do I Check the Recall Status of My Vehicle?

More than 60 million vehicles in the US are under recall for safety defects. Statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that 37 million of these recalls are for defective Takata airbags. These airbags can explode with deadly force, even during minor collisions. If your vehicle has an unfixed recall, then it is necessary to seek…
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Your Recently Purchased Vehicle May Have Recalled Killer Airbags

Can you trust a vehicle purchased from CarMax? According to a recent study, perhaps not. Safety advocates looked into eight CarMax locations in three U.S. states and found 461 vehicles with recalled parts that had not been repaired. 41 of those vehicles had no repair available. Perhaps most scary – 45 of the vehicles contained Takata air bag inflators. Takata…
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Truck Carrying Takata Airbags Explodes, Killing One and Injuring Four in Texas

Takata Corp. is responsible for one of the largest automotive recalls in history. The airbag maker has so far been responsible for creating the airbags that caused 139 reported injuries and at least 11 deaths in automobile accidents. Takata airbags use ammonium nitrate in the airbag cartridges, which creates a small explosion that propels and expands the bag outwards upon…
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