In the last couple of years, recalls initiated by car manufacturers have made headlines numerous times. The recalls cover auto defects from ignition switches to airbags. Many used car buyers here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere may feel confident that any parts subject to recall were fixed or that a car they consider buying does not have a recalled product in it, but that confidence could be misplaced.
Recently, a crash in another state brought to light a problem that some Pennsylvania residents might not have considered: used cars with salvage titles could contain parts subject to recalls. In this crash, the woman behind the wheel nearly lost her life when her airbag exploded. Most people only need one guess to know that the vehicle contained a Takata airbag.