According to WILX, bankrupt air bag maker Takata is recalling about 1.4 million driver's side inflators in the U.S. because they could explode and hurl shrapnel.

This is a very serious issue, no one wants to be driving down the road worrying about a defective air bag exploding while you're on your way to the grocery store or some other place.

They also may not inflate properly to protect people in a crash. The recall covers certain BMW, Volkswagon, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi vehicles made from 1995 to 2000.

BMW already has issued recalls, and the other auto makers will follow.

Takata says in government documents that it made about 4.5 million of the inflators worldwide but only a portion are still in use because the vehicles are so old.

BMW is telling owners of some older 3 Series cars not to drive them because of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Please click on the above link for more information.