Automakers struggling to replace recalled Takata air bags

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We've been telling you for two years about the massive recall of dangerous Takata air bag inflators used in a wide range of makes and types of cars.

The inflators are blamed for at least 18 deaths because they can send metal shards flying through the car during a crash.

The government wanted them all replaced and off the road by the end of the year, but an analysis by the associated press shows that is not likely to happen.

Automakers say they're having trouble getting parts and difficulty finding owners and persuading them to get their cars repaired.

Click here to find out if your car is affected by the recall.
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