washingtonpost.com – Federal safety officials are calling for a massive national recall of automobiles built with a potentially explosive air bag, a move that may affect an estimated 30 million vehicles in the United States. The announcement regarding driver’s-side air bags could lead to one of the nation’s largest-ever automobile recalls, and possibly overwhelm manufacturers’ ability to replace the air bag systems. The devices are made by a Japanese firm, Takata, and used by at least 10 automakers — BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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