Anthony Foxx: 33.8 million of Takata air bags are defectiveStaff writer ▼ | May 19, 2015
Air bag maker Takata has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.
Disaster The most complex consumer recall in U.S. history
Anthony Foxx, the U.S. transportation secretary announced massive Takata expansion confirming The Detroit News story .
Many of Takata's air bags can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The air bags are responsible for six deaths worldwide and more than 100 injuries.
It is unclear which manufacturers will be most affected by the expanded recalls. ■