GM Recall of 7 Million Cars over Dangerous Airbags Shows Threat Lingers

The recall of Takata airbags in millions of vehicles following reports of deaths and injuries has become the largest in the history of the automobile industry. It’s showing no sign of slowing down after regulators ordered General Motors to recall 7 million pickups and SUVs over dangerous airbags this month.

The airbags can explode in certain conditions sending shrapnel flying through the air at high speed. The defect is linked to at least 17 deaths in the United States and numerous mutilations.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered GM to recall the pickups and SUVs in November, rejecting the carmaker’s argument its version of the airbags did not need to be replaced, CNN reported.