Warning for Owners of Cars With Defective Airbags

Experts advise disabling airbags and getting them fixed before letting anyone ride in the passenger seat.
1:51 | 10/23/14

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Transcript for Warning for Owners of Cars With Defective Airbags
We're going to turn now to a developing headline we've been following all week here. The danger of exploding air bags in many cars across America. Defective air bags. Authorities say they can deploy like an ied in your front seat. Tonight, at least two car makers suck jesting you should get your air bag disabled. One car maker saying you should keep passengers from the front seat. Here's ABC's David Kerley. Reporter: It is a remarkable move by Toyota, telling nearly 250,000 consumers, if it runs outs of replacements, it will disable your air bag. And, warning that motorists keep the passenger seat empty nm a new bag is installed. Tonight, gm is going to send a similar letter. This, after another 3 million cars, bringing the total to nearly 8 million, which should urgently have air backs replaced. That's the second correction of the Numbers by the feds who are telling drivers to go to their website to see if their car is effect effective, but the website isn't working. What's going on here? That's the big question. Nitsa is the safety authority. They should get the message right. They should understand the facts. Reporter: The problem with the air bags is the inflater's explosive deployment. At least four deaths are linked to the air bags. Others have been injured. I knew my ear was bleeding. Reporter: Angela says her recall notice came after her 2012 accident near Dallas in which shards injured her and cut up the bag. Still makes me angry, just thinking about the people that are driving currently right now. Reporter: The air bags were made by the Japanese company Takata. 11 car makers are recalling and replacing those bags. David, this is my car. It's on the recall list. For those quarter million Toyota and gm vehicles, if they don't have a replacement, they're going to put a sticker right here that says, don't sit here until you get a new air bag.

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