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Those Air Bags May Need a Second Look

Air bags represent a symbol of safety that’s required in all modern cars, but a recent alert issued by the government warns drivers to pump those brakes before hitting the wall.

10/10/2012

A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's (TK Holdings Inc.) current crash-testing facility on Aug. 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Auto Executives: Obama Administration To Warn About Counterfeit Air Bags

The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed, according to auto industry officials who have been briefed by the government.

10/10/2012