Millions of Vehicles Recalled over Defective Air Bags
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A) has issued a massive recall involving millions of vehicles with defective air bags. The air bags involved in the recall, manufactured by Japan's Takata Corporation, have problematic inflator mechanisms. The inflators can explode, sending metal pieces flying in the direction of vehicle occupants.
The recall includes vehicles from most of the major car companies, including General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Ford, Chrysler and BMW. The N.H.T.S.A has set up a Web site where consumers can enter their VIN number to find out if their vehicle is on the recall list. To check yours, go to http://vinrcl.safercar.gov/