Takata airbag concerns

FILE - This Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, shows the North American headquarters of automotive parts supplier Takata in Auburn Hills, Mich. Another person has been killed by an exploding air bag made by Takata Corp. An unidentified 17-year-old girl from Texas is the latest victim of the malfunctioning air bag inflators. She was driving a 2002 Honda Civic in Fort Bend County when the car crashed and the air bag activated on March 31, 2016 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Takata airbag recall is massive, but according to a Kelly Blue Book study, the awareness ranks the lowest among current events.

The airbag recall includes more than 32 million vehicles and 33 different automotive brands. Even though the Takata airbag recall continues to climb, consumer awareness is low.

“It’s like playing Russian roulette. You don’t know when we are going to get into an accident. We are seeing a lot of accidents in the last month,” said Mac McNamara with Megill’s Inc. “They just don’t think about it. and maybe they don’t think they’ll get into an accident but I see accidents on a daily basis.”

Some people we talked to had no idea about the recall.

“I’m concerned. I’m going to google it and find out about it,” said Anna Berman.

“Nowadays some of the newer cars have 12 airbags and they actually surround the whole person in the car and they save lives and they save legs and limbs,” added McNamara.

Mohammed Hadi’s Honda was recalled for faulty airbags. “A month ago I got a recall from the Honda company. I took my car to the Honda company for airbags,” Hadi told News 8. Hadi had new airbags put in but some dealerships are giving out loaner cars because they don’t have enough parts.

“They are recalling them but they can’t make as many to put in these cars so fast it’s going to take some time,” said McNamara. “It’s nothing you are going to know unless you put your VIN number of your car in and check it through that.”

To find out of your vehicle is affected by the recall, click here.

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