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Air bag fraud can lead to serious injuries, death

Liane Hansen and Jenni Bergal of NPR caution used car buyers to check their cars for signs of air bag fraud. In their investigation, they found that some car dealers and body shops either removed air bags from cars or did not replace deployed air bags. Air bag compartments were often stuffed with items such as packing peanuts or, in other cases, were left empty. No public or private organization keeps track of  the number deaths and injuries resulting from air bag fraud, though Hansen and Bergal highlight two cases in their article.

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