We've discussed the problems with Takata-made airbags here on more than one occasion. As many of our readers know, they have been found to explode when they are deployed, spraying shards of metal on those in the vehicles. Six fatalities around the world have been blamed on the defective airbags. Some 28 million vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have already been recalled globally since 2013. Of those, 16 million were in the U.S.
However, despite the widespread problems, Takata has been reluctant to cooperate with the U.S. government's investigation of the defective airbags. That government scrutiny has included Congressional hearings.