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Takata's faulty airbags continue to exact a toll as recalls lag

A recalled Takata airbag inflator being removed from a Honda Pilot in Miami. Of 28m recalled inflaters, only about 30% have been repaired. The rest of the inflaters, about 26m, have not been recalled.

Rock Hill, South Carolina

THE shrapnel from the Ford Ranger airbag punctured Joel Knight's neck with so much force that investigators initially did not rule out a fatal shooting.

Mr Knight's truck hit a stray cow on a South Carolina highway last December - an accident that should...