Transcript for Congress Gives Takata an Earful on Capitol Hill Over Defective Air Bags
We turn now to the fiery exchanges on capitol hill today over those defective air bags. Thakata and that massive recall. Nearly 34 million vehicles. The airbags, they say, could explode in your front seat. Now, they learned that even the replacements might have to be replaced. ABC's linsey Davis with American drivers tonight who are fed up. Reporter: Congress giving Takata, the company behind the biggest auto recall in American history, an earful on capitol hill today. Safety of your airbag can't just be a game of luck. Reporter: After admitting, Takata telling congress many of the cars that already got the airbags replaced will need them replaced again. Replacing them with sings that are still faulty? There's no excuse for that. Reporter: The defective airbags can fire out shards of metal, causing dozens of injuries and at least six deaths. Last month, the company doubling the recall to nearly 34 million cars. Consumers are confused. I'm a little nervous, as you can imagine, about driving in this car. Reporter: Takata, which provides nearly 20% of airbags worldwide, reiterated it's already stopped using the defective inflators. Automakers are still trying to figure out which cars are affected by the expanded recall. And for some consumers who already know their car is one of the 34 million, supply has not caught up with demand, causing delays and fear. That's the key thing here. So many people are just waiting, wondering if they're going to get replacements at all. What do they do in the meantime? Reporter: You want to go to safercar.gov. Check to see if your car is inpacted. Check for the next two weeks. Auto makers are all expected to have their data inputted by then. Safercar.gov. Thank you. Tonight, a major development in a story ABC news broke 24
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