That is because about 12 automakers have recalled more than 50 million vehicles worldwide since 2008 with defective Takata airbags. Reports have stated at least six people have been killed worldwide -- five of which have come in the United States -- and hundreds of other victims have been injured.
34 million vehicles in the U.S. are affected by the recall, and finding all the owners and getting them to bring in their vehicles for repair has proven to be a major challenge. Not to mention the massive workload needed to actually repair so many vehicles.
According to Jack Gillis, the auto expert with the Consumer Federation of America, these compiling issues could mean the recall-related repairs could take as much as five years to complete.
Thus far, Takata has made just about 4 million replacement airbags, but with the demand much higher than what Takate can produce, other companies are jumping into the fray with replacement airbags as well.
So what can you do?
Keep track of recalls by using your car's VIN number right here. If your vehicle has a defective Takata airbag, send it to the dealer for repairs right away.
We will continue to update you on the Takata recall as more information is made available.