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Early in January, Takata issued recalls for an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators. This is the largest automotive recall in US history. According to the NHSTA website’s dedicated section on the Takata air bag recalls, “approximately 34 million vehicles are currently under recall for approximately 46 million defective Takata air bags that can explode when the air bag deploys, causing serious injury or even death. Additional air bags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected air bags to around 65-70 million.”
The NHTSA, the agency managing the recall, will phase affected vehicles over the next three years. Priority is being given to older models and those in states with high humidity and temperatures.