Thousands of cars need airbags replaced from the 2008 NHTSA recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first issued a recall on Takata airbags in 2008. Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause a defective part inside the airbag to explode, potentially shooting sharp metal fragments at the driver and passengers.

Today, more than 17 million unrepaired recalled Takata airbags remain on U.S. roads, including hundreds of thousands in Ohio, and more than 4,000 vehicles fall into the high-risk “do not drive” category.