Takata airbag inflators have been found to be extremely dangerous, and the government is urging owners of older Acuras and Hondas to stop driving them and get them repaired as soon as possible. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, new data reveals a 50 percent increase of the airbags exploding during an auto crash. The Transportation Secretary claims the older vehicles should be repaired as soon as possible before they cause further deaths or injuries. Studies have found that when the Takata inflators explode, too much force is blowing apart a metal canister and sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers. According to NHTSA, at least 11 people have died, and more than 100 have been injured. The government advisory covers vehicles from the 2001 to 2003 model years.
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