Victims appeared to have been shot or stabbed. Some of Takata’s driver and passenger airbags have defective inflator devices that cause them to go off unexpectedly and fire shrapnel into occupants. An airbag exploded when a car stopped into intersection The explosive airbags have affected Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, General Motors, BMW and Chrysler models, among others. The exact cause of the detonations isn’t known. It’s supposed that moisture causes changes in the structure of the chemical propellant that ignites when an air bag deploys. A recall of this size will cost the industry billions but is required for safety proving at the same time how much serious the manufacturer is. Owners can key in their vehicle identification number at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ to see if their car is part of the recall.