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July 17, 2017
Salvage yards and repair shops can use potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators when they repair used cars, then sell those cars to new customers. The Associated Press has found that federal laws don't prevent reuse of air bags and other parts, and states don't have laws preventing it either.
There's no way you can be certain that a used car doesn't have a defective part. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself when buying a used car:
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