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Warning! CarMax Vehicles May Contain Recalled Parts!

Have you recently purchased a car from CarMax? Your car may have recalled parts, including potentially deadly ones! A recent study by groups including the Center for Auto Study and the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation found that a shocking number of vehicles sold by eight CarMax Inc. locations included recalled parts that have led to serious malfunctions in the past. These parts include recalled Takata air bag inflators that have the potential to explode, spraying metal shrapnel within the interior of your vehicle. It is not illegal under federal law to sell used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. However, doing so could put consumers at risk. The study looked at almost 1,700 vehicles for sale at eight CarMax locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and California. Among those vehicles, 461 had unrepaired recall defects, and 41 had no repair available. That means 27 percent of vehicles sold at these…
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Takata Files for Bankruptcy Following Massive Airbag Recall

Takata Corp., the company responsible for the largest recall in United States history due to defective airbags, has filed for bankruptcy. Despite this, those who require vehicle repairs resulting from the airbags will continue to receive those repairs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said that the recall could eventually affect one-fourth of all vehicles in the United States. The defective airbags contain ammonium nitrate propellant that can degrade, especially in humid conditions. This degradation can lead to explosions, which can spray shrapnel throughout the interior of affected vehicles. Several people have died due to these explosions and many more have been injured. The recall is so vast that it covers models from several automobile brands, including ones that have not been in production for years, such as Saab, Saturn, Pontiac, Scion and Mercury. Earlier this year, Takata admitted to manipulating and withholding information about the faulty airbag inflators…
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