At least 10 people have died due to these defective airbags.
Still, this is not the first recall on these airbags. Most of the previous Takata recalls were for older model cars, but now, even some newer model car owners are being told that they need to turn in their car because of a defective airbag.
Why are these airbags so dangerous?
After a crash, even a minor fender bender, the inflator in these airbags can scatter metal all around the interior of the car (without prompting) and can cause severe injuries to a driver or passenger inside - it can even cause death. There is new evidence to show that these inflators were manufactured poorly and in excessive heat conditions, making it so that their inflators rupture spontaneously and without warning.
The latest person to die from these defective airbags is a Texas teenager who, according to this report, got into a minor fender bender, but ended up losing her life.
How do I keep safe and check the recall list?
You can check the recall list using this site. Check soon and often for updates.
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