Faulty inflators in Takata airbags have led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries in the U.S. alone.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:43:31 +0000Consumer Reports investigates dangerous Takata airbag recallFaulty inflators in Takata airbags have led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries in the U.S. alone.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12499/7290279?cpt=8&wpid=2637KEZIlearn more. it's the biggest auto recall in u-s history: nearly 50-million takata airbags so far, with roughly 20 million more still to come that were installed in cars, trucks and s-u- v's, from 19 different automakers. b ut only about half of these airbags have been replaced. so why are so many of these deadly airbags still on the road? auto experts at consumer reports say they shouldn't be what is now the biggest auto recall in u- s history, actually began back in 2- thousand-8 and it's not even close to over. faulty inflators in takata airbags have led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries in the us alone. and more than 26 million potentially deadly airbags still need to be replaced. chyron: david friedman, consumers union director of cars, product policy "the highest risk areas are places with a lot of humidity and warm temperatures. think puerto rico, florida, uh texas, louisiana, and parts of california." david friedman was acting administrator of the national highway traffic safety administration, when the recall went nationwide. he is now the director of cars and product policy for consumers union the advocacy division of consumer reports. "manufacturers need to do more to help people understand how deadly these airbags are. but at the end of the day, it's your responsibility to get your car fixed right away, if it's got one of these defective takata airbags." jen stockburger, director of operations at consumer reports auto test center, says finding out if your vehicle is involved in the recall is simple. chyron: jen stockburger, consumer reports director auto testing "look for your your vin number on the lower left hand side of your windshield, or on your door jamb - and plug it into nhtsa's website, at: w-w-w dot n-h-t-s-a dot gov, slash recalls and it'll let you know if your vehicle is on the list." and then contact the dealer to arrange a free replacement, as soon as possible. the list of recalled cars is growing. so even if you've checked your vin number before, consumer reports says it's important to check it again to see if your vehicle has been added to the list. )