Check to see if your car is affected by the Takata airbag recall

Automakers expand airbag recalls.
Published:
Updated:
It's the largest known auto recall ever. Takata is significantly increasing the number of faulty air bags it's recalling.

"These defect notifications greatly expand the scope of the recalls already underway. 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," said Anthony Foxx, United States Secretary of Transportation.

Federal regulators have been going after Takata for months over the defective airbags. The airbag's inflaters can explode when deployed, spraying metal fragments into the vehicle. At least six deaths have been linked to the defect.

In February, federal regulators began fining Takata $14,000 a day for not cooperating with their investigation. As of Tuesday, fines have added up to $1.2 million.

Check to see if your car is affected here.