Some West Virginia motorists may still be driving cars that have Takata air bags in them and that were recalled in 2015. It is estimated that more than 15 million vehicles have them. Over 150 model and year combinations were released by 19 manufacturers that had the air bags installed. AAA is urging people to get the air bags replaced.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which already begun to investigate malfunctioning airbag controls on certain vehicles, is now expanding the probe to include 12.3 million vehicles from automakers like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler. West Virginia residents who own any 2010 to 2019 model vehicle from one of these brands may want to see if it's on NHTSA's list.
Harley-Davidson motorcycles are a common sight on the roads of West Virginia, and the company has invested heavily in advertising that portrays the brand as an iconic symbol of American freedom. However, it will soon be making an investment of a different kind, as a voluntary recall of more than 250,000 motorcycles is expected to cost the company nearly $30 million.