This is huge! In fact, with 34 MILLION cars now involved, this is the biggest auto safety recall ever. Worse yet, cars involved could be up to 15 years old. If you bought your car used, or if you've moved since you got it, there's a chance you might never be notified if your car is part of the recall. But follow along and I'll show you how to find out if your car is part of this massive recall.
Recalls on vehicles are nothing new. A manufacturer might find that a certain part on a specific model wears out faster than expected and decides to replace it for everyone. Sometimes, the problem can be something more urgent and dangerous, like the exploding tire recalls of the '90s.
However, this latest recall tops any one before it. Not only is it the biggest auto recall, it could be the biggest recall in history.
It has to do with airbags, which are not something you want a defect in. However, this problem isn't about the airbags not going off, it's what happens when they do go off.
These airbags have a defect that can set them off unexpectedly, and worse, they can fire deadly shrapnel at the people in the car. At least six deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide have been linked to these airbags. Imagine that, something installed in you car to keep you safe can be deadly!