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Defective airbag nearly kills driver

Posted at 6:32 AM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 09:32:32-04

A Phoenix vehicle with a faulty airbag nearly killed a driver in Las Vegas when the airbag blew apart.

Authorities say the bag sent metal shards into the driver's neck, barely missing a major artery.

The woman bought the Honda Accord used, unaware that faulty, recalled Takata inflators were used on the airbag.

Experts say buyers should beware when pursuing car deals that seem too good to be true.