Killer air bags can lurk in fixed cars


Photographs by AP/KEN RITTER

Karina Dorado’s white Honda Accord, damaged in a wreck in March, is parked in a driveway in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Dorado was injured when the salvaged airbag in the car exploded during the wreck.

A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused.

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