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Millions of air bags ordered replaced in one of largest auto recalls ever

The already massive air bag recall has expanded, making history in one of the largest U.S. recalls ever.

After 6 deaths, millions of recalled cars, and thousands of dollars in fines, Japanese air bag maker finally admitted their air bags were defective Tuesday.

Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary, said Takata still has not identified the root cause of the defect, but they won’t let that delay their actions any further.

“It’s fair to say this is probably the most complex consumer safety recall in U.S. history,” Foxx said. “Based on data from Takata’s defect filings, it will roughly double the number of affected vehicles in the United States to nearly 34 million.”

That means almost one in seven cars currently driving on the roads are a part of this recall.

The problem? The air bag inflators can explode when deployed, spraying metal fragment into the vehicle and the person inside.

Eleven automakers are now warning some of their cars are affected. Many of the cars affected are Honda. But BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Toyota, General Motors, Nissan, Mistubishi, Daimler Trucks, and Suburu are also involved.

You can look up your vehicle identification number, or VIN, to see if your car is part of the recall on

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