Takata airbag recall: What you need to know

Posted at 9:15 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 23:55:17-04

TULSA---If you have a crash, you expect airbags to keep you alive. But check your owners manual because the safety measures in your car could kill you.

If you own a Honda or several other makes, your airbags may not be safe. Automakers say inflators can go bad and shoot metal into your face.

No matter the make of the vehicle, some of the makes could have doom in the dashboard.

"If there is, we make sure we take it there an get it taken care of immediately," Brookside Auto Sales Lead Mechanic Brandon Pierce said. "If not, we have them put us on the list."

Making headlines recently is the Takata airbag recall.

"It's sort of scary," Brookside Auto Sales Manager Troy Payne said. "I don't want my daughter or mom in a car that may go off on them."

2 Works For You received a letter from a woman who drives a Honda Fit that's included in the recall. In it, Honda says drivers should avoid having anyone ride in the front passenger's seat.

"They shouldn't be able to have the vehicle where it's on the road if it's not safe enough to sit in," Payne said.

Honda says past ruptures have killed and injured drivers. On their website they list nine deaths and more than 100 injuries.

"They ought to be able to do something now especially or the drivers," Pierce said. "How can you drive a vehicle it it's unsafe?"

At this point, there's no rush getting it fixed because parts aren't available.

One local Honda dealerships said parts are expected to be in sometime this summer.