In today's post, we're continuing a discussion about a recent announcement by Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata. The company, which has provided air bags to most of the major automakers around the world, just announced that its safety recall will include 34 million vehicles in the United States, which is twice as many as originally planned.
The defective air bags can inflate too forcefully, causing metal components to explode and sending shrapnel flying. Complaints about Takata's exploding air bags go back as far as the year 2000. Considering just how many cars may have the dangerous air bags installed, it will take some time to even sort out which vehicles need to be recalled.