Takata airbags recall estimate lower than expected

Anthony Foxx, Mark Rosekind

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Federal regulators say there are fewer potentially defective Takata airbags than they previously thought.

They say about 23.4 million driver and passenger airbags need to be replaced. That’s almost 10 million less than the initial estimate.

The feds say some recalled air bags were counted twice.

At least eight people have been killed by Takata air bags which can explode with too much force.

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