Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recall affects nearly 34 million vehicles

Takata, one of the largest suppliers of automotive airbags, on Tuesday agreed to double the number of vehicles recalled in the United States to nearly 34 million due to a potentially dangerous defect, according to the New York Times. Upon deployment, the airbags can explode violently and send shrapnel flying. The Japanese company's defective airbags have been linked to six deaths and more than 100 injuries.

The recall is the largest in American history and affects 1 in 7 vehicles on the road in America. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi models.

Visit NHTSA's recall page online to determine if your vehicle falls under the recall.