The CEO of Takata Apologizes Publicly for the First Time

Shigehisa Takata offered his condolences for the lives that were lost as a result of the faulty airbags.
1:24 | 06/26/15

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Now, to Japan. The CEO of Takata there, bowing, apologizing for the air bags, capable of sending slhrapnel through your car. ABC's David Kerley tonight. Reporter: The CEO of Takata, for the first time, publicly -- "Deep "Deeply" apologized for the deaths and injuries his company's airbags have caused. Those air bags explode with excessive force, shattering, sending shards of metal through the bag into drivers. Eight have died. Seven in the U.S. We have tried to talk to Takata. I am going to have ask you to step off the property. Okay, no problem. Reporter: But the family owned Japanese business. Mr. Shimisu -- can you tell us why you're not expanding the recall? Has only appeared at congressional hearings. When the recall grew dramatically last fall, I took my car to the dealer and was told I wasn't part of the recall. But the recall has since doubled. And millions have just been added to safercar.gov. So, I'm re-entering my V.I.N. Number and now I am part of the recall. I need a new air bag. Nearly 34 million airbag inflators recalled. And the advise tonight, re-enter your vin number. David Kerley, ABC news, Washington.

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