The Takata air bag recall is going very slowly, with fewer than half of all vehicles needing repairs having actually been fixed. The airbags, which are responsible for at least 13 deaths and 180 injuries in the United States alone, deploy with a force great enough to send parts flying through the vehicle. Millions of vehicles have been affected, with millions more expected to be affected, as the Detroit News reports.
According to the NHTSA, only 19.6 million have been repaired out of 34 million, and the problem is expected to grow. Another 20 million newer vehicles are expected to be added to the recall lists. The problem is that the older the vehicle, the greater the risk of injury if the airbag deploys.
Some automakers are utilizing social media to reach out to consumers who have yet to have their vehicles repaired. Honda, who have been disproportionately represented in the recalls, has repaired 11.4 million of 17.7 million inflators. The automaker began using Facebook to track owners and send warnings.
The company says that they have made 150 million attempts to reach the owners of recalled vehicles.
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