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10 million Takata airbags still under recall

The recall of Takata airbags and inflators has been one of the biggest stories in the auto industry in the last decade. The basis of the issue was the unstable inflator propellant affected by hot and wet climates, which could cause the airbag to explode and spray occupants of the vehicle with potentially lethal metal shards. Starting in November 2015, it seemed that every few months another recall was announced, or there was an update of a previous recall.