In January, automotive manufacturer Takata Corp. was found guilty of wire fraud after the U.S. Department of Justice said the company deceived automakers about the safety of its products.
The company's airbags, found in almost two dozen brands of cars, can explode in the event of a crash, producing metal shrapnel that can kill or main occupants.
Forty-two million American cars contain the faulty bags. They're the subject of the largest automotive recall in history.
But here's the problem. Local dealers haven't been able to get new airbags to replace the bad ones.
That means tens of millions of people are driving with cars that could cause injuries, and it's possible their insurance companies might not cover the damage.
Take Two's A Martinez spoke to Greg Keating from USC Gould School of Law for more.
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