Takata Airbag Recall Overwhelms North Carolina Car Dealerships
Due to the Takata airbag recall, local car dealers are servicing up to 60 cars a day in addition to their normal workload, reported by WNCN . By now most of us have heard of this massive recall which is now known as the largest recall in US automotive history. The growing number of affected cars is now over 34 million, and the recall is estimated to affect 1 out of 4 vehicles. WNCN provides a list of quick facts about the recall, and a link to a website on which you can check to see if your vehicle is affected by this recall. If one of these airbags has been installed in your car, it is important to become aware of it and have it replaced as soon as possible. This is because these airbags, according to WNCN, have a tendency to inflate too forcefully and cause metal shards to fly at drivers and passengers. This site also notes that replacements in areas of he US with high humidity have been incentivized because the airbags are under more pressure and more likely to injure drivers and passengers in these areas. (That means you, North Carolina!)
Mechanics interviewed by WNCN stated their belief that replacements would continue well into the summer and maybe into next year. Mechanics are also aware that new cars may be added to the recall list throughout the year and encourage drivers to periodically check the list to see if their vehicle was in fact affected.