Federal Regulators Say Defective Airbag Problems Can Happen During Minor Accidents
Millions of cars have been recalled because of possible defective airbags.
Now federal regulators say the problem is more widespread than first thought. The airbag problem can happen even during seemingly minor accidents. In Florida, a Takata airbag deployed but Shrapnel also came flying out, hitting the driver in the leg. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the risk, may be greater than previously thought expecially in warm weather states.
At first, the agency said 4.7 million vehicles were affected now they've increased it to nearly 8 million. Its the second time the agency has made a correction and that has lawmakers upset.
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