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Why are so many deadly, recalled airbags still on the road?

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Why are so many of the recalled Takata airbags airbags still on the road? Auto experts at Consumer Reports say they shouldn’t be –– and the time to take care of the problem is now.

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Why are so many of the recalled Takata airbags airbags still on the road? Auto experts at Consumer Reports say they shouldn’t be –– and the time to take care of the problem is now.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12510/7344053?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 03:14:08 +0000 Why are so many deadly, recalled airbags still on the road? Why are so many of the recalled Takata airbags airbags still on the road? Auto experts at Consumer Reports say they shouldn’t be –– and the time to take care of the problem is now. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12510/7344053?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WISC at 4-30. it's the biggest auto recall in u-s history: nearly 50-million takata airbags so far, with roughly 20 million more still to come -- that were installed in cars, trucks and s-u- v's, from 19 different automakers. the takata airbags have defective inflators -- which can turn the very device designed to protect people, into a miniature shrapnel bomb. and the toll of injuries and deaths has been grim. but only about half of these airbags have been replaced. so why are so many of these deadly airbags still on the road? auto experts at consumer reports say they shouldn't be-- and the time to take care of the problem, is now. (v/o) what is now the biggest auto recall in u-s history, actually began back in 2- thousand-8 -- and it's not even close to over. faulty inflators in takata airbags have led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries in the u-s alone. and more than 26 million potentially deadly airbags still need to be replaced. chyron: david friedman, consumers union director of cars, product policy (sot) "the highest risk areas are places with a lot of humidity and warm temperatures. think puerto rico, florida, uh texas, louisiana, and parts of california." (v/o) david friedman was acting administrator of the national highway traffic safety administration, when the recall went nationwide. he is now the director of cars and product policy for consumers union -- the advocacy division of consumer reports. (sot: david friedman) "manufacturers need to do more to help people understand how deadly these airbags are. but at the end of the day, it's your responsibility to get your car fixed right away, if it's got one of these defective takata airbags." (v/o) jen stockburger, director of operations at consumer reports auto test center, says finding out if your vehicle is involved in the recall -- is simple. chyron: jen stockburger, consumer reports director auto testing (sot) "look for your your vin number on the lower left hand side of your windshield, or on your door jamb - and plug it into nhtsa's website, at: w-w-w dot n-h-t-s-a dot gov, slash recalls -- and it'll let you know if your vehicle is on the list." (v/o) and then contact the dealer to arrange a free replacement, as soon as possible. leah linscheid for wisc news 3 the list of recalled cars is growing. so even if you've checked your vin number before, consumer reports says it's important to check it again -- to see if your vehicle has been added to the list. ford and mazda have both now issued warnings -- to stop driving their 2- thousand-6 ford ranger and mazda-b series pick-up trucks -- and have the vehicles towed to the dealership to replace the airbags. also, be aware the airbags in certain honda and acura models, from 2- thousand-one, 2-thousand-two and 2-thousand- three also show a far higher risk




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