Takata Corp. put defective, potentially deadly airbags in seventy million vehicles in the United States before it went bankrupt and left consumers and industry to clean up the mess. Learn about the OEMs’ next wave of recalls and their uneven progress in completing repairs. Sellers should understand their responsibilities and potential liabilities, moral and legal, and what new requirements regulators and legislators in Washington may feel compelled to impose to reduce the expected toll in deaths and injuries, which already adds up to more than 300 people killed or maimed by their own safety equipment.


  1. Why will a couple thousand car buyers get blasted?
  2. How did dealers get stuck holding the (air)bag?
  3. What can dealers do to protect their customers – and themselves?