3.3 million Takata airbags being recalled expanding largest automotive recall in U.S. history

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Japanese airbag maker Takata is recalling another 3.3 million faulty airbag inflators as it continues to expand the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. (KGO-TV )

Japanese airbag maker Takata is recalling another 3.3 million faulty airbag inflators as it continues to expand the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

Defective Takata inflators can explode in a crash and shower drivers and passengers with hot shrapnel.

RELATED: Takata CEO issues public apology for defective airbags

At least 20 people have been killed worldwide, and more than 180 injured.

The problem led Takata to file for bankruptcy in June.

RELATED: 7 On Your Side: Easy way to keep track of your vehicle's recalls

Takata has identified at least 15 automakers that purchased the airbags including General Motors, Toyota, Honda, BMW, and Tesla.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a list of affected vehicles on its website. Click here to view the list.

RELATED: 7 On Your Side urges consumers be proactive on Takata recall

7 On Your Side has been reporting on issues involving the airbags dating back to 2014.

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