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Drivers face confusion in US vehicle recall over airbag defect

Carmakers are still sorting out which cars need to be included in the 34m vehicles to be recalled

A deployed Takata-manufactured airbag; the Japanese company recently said that it would increase production to nearly one million units a month.

New York

WHEN millions of Americans woke up on Wednesday morning to go to work, many asked themselves a simple question: Is my car safe to drive?

A day earlier, Takata, the Japanese maker of airbags, agreed to double to 34 million the number of vehicles in the US that needed to be