DETROIT (AP) – Three people briefed on the matter say that U.S. auto safety regulators are in talks with Takata Corp. to add tens of millions of air bag inflators to what already is the biggest auto recall in American history.
The people say the government wants the Japanese company to issue a recall that could more than double the 28.8 million Takata inflators that already must be replaced. They requested anonymity because talks are still under way. An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday.
Neither the government nor Takata would say if more recalls are coming.
Takata’s inflators can explode with too much force and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 11 people have died worldwide and over 100 have been hurt by the inflators.