More than 17M unsafe airbags remain in vehicles on US roads

Today, more than 17 million unrepaired recalled Takata airbags remain on U.S. roads, including hundreds of thousands in Oklahoma., an organization working with the manufacturers to help notify vehicle owners about this urgent airbag safety recall, continues to urge owners to have affected vehicles repaired immediately to prevent potentially serious injuries or even death.

Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause a defective part inside the airbag to explode when the airbag deploys, potentially shooting sharp metal fragments at the driver and passengers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that 19 people in the U.S. have been killed, with hundreds of others alleged to have been injured by this defect.