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Cars with defective airbags still being sold

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Posted at 10:42 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 22:43:50-04

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is issuing a warning to anyone in the market for a new car.

Four automakers are still selling cars with defective Takata airbags.

Jacobs says Toyota, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler are still selling those cars.

At least ten people around the world have been killed by the faulty airbags.

“It’s very troublesome that these manufacturers would sell new cars with the same defective Takata airbags that have harmed so many people and that will shortly have to be recalled and replaced," said Jacobs.

"When a customer buys a new car there is a reasonable expectation that there is no knowingly defective components within it. I think these manufactures should reconsider this practice or lose the trust of the consumer.”

Jacobs is warning prospective buyers to ask their sales rep to find out if the car they want to buy is part of the recall.

Current car owners are also being asked to visit the federal government's website to see if their car is part of the recall.