Takata: The longest recall

Takata: The longest recall

When National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind announced on May 4 that the size of the largest auto recall in U.S. history was about to double, he also revealed that this safety action hits close to home. Like tens of millions of American cars, his is equipped with a potentially deadly Takata air bag, one that won’t be fixed anytime soon because parts aren’t available. The vehicle is parked in his driveway. “I tell my wife and kids the same thing we’re telling everyone else: For all the frustration, make sure you’re safe,” he says