Airbag Recall Expands to Recent Cars
The huge recall of deadly TAKATA airbags is expanding to include more recent car models. Airbags from the Japanese manufacturer are at risk for exploding as they inflate, firing out shards of metal, and causing serious injuries—even death, at the wheel. The defect already prompted the biggest auto recall in American history. So far, more than 20-million older cars have been recalled due to the risk of violent airbag explosions — Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says TAKATA notified the 12 affected automakers that more recent airbags are also at risk of exploding. Honda is alerting auto dealers to prepare for more recalls of models newer than 2008.