Local dealers responding to Takata recall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Local dealerships are bracing for the next round of recalls from Japanese auto parts supplier Takata.

Recent recalls by Takata have now expanded to include 35 million vehicles.

Airbags can explode inadvertently, or with too much force, affecting one out of every seven cars on the road in the U.S.

It’s being called the largest recall in automaking history. Local auto dealerships have been trying to keep up with recall repairs.

“They are not kept in stock. It is such a large campaign, there are so many vehicles affected, we just take them as we get them,” said Kevin Schmitt of Acura of Boardman.

They are asking customers to be patient as parts are ordered and repairs are scheduled.

Cars from Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi were recalled this week. Last year, Chevrolet recalled 2013 and 2014 Cruzes to repair the airbags and GM issued a short stop-sale order on Chevrolet Cruze models while the issue was sorted out.

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