May 4, 2016 10:44 PM
RECALL — Japanese auto supplier Takata has recalled another 35 to 40 million defective air bag inflators and it's being called the largest recall in U.S. history.
Previously, the company had already recalled 8.8 million inflators to repair a defect that can cause the air bags to explode during an accident. Globally, 11 deaths have been linked to these defects.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator Mark Rosekind, told reporters Wednesday that with another air bag recall by Takata that "this is the largest recall in American history."
According to USA Today, The defective air bags are at risk of rupturing violently in a collision, hurling fiery shrapnel into drivers and passengers. In addition to the fatalities, about 100 people have been injured.
Virtually all major automakers are affected by the recall in some capacity. By some estimates, nearly one-quarter of all vehicles on the road in the U.S. could be subject to the recall, though 8.2 million had already been fixed as of April 22. Drivers will receive notices when it's time for their repairs.
Takata agreed to replace the inflators in five phases beginning immediately and extending through December 2019. For a list of automakers affected - where more are likely to be added, visit the page here.
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