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See if your Takata airbag has been recalled

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

Takata's inflators can explode with too much force when they fill up an air bag, spewing out shrapnel. Apart from the fatalities, they're responsible for at least 180 injuries worldwide.

Related: Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

So far 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide, the largest automotive-related recall in U.S. history. That includes 69 million in the U.S., affecting 42 million vehicles.

Investigators say the biggest threat are to drivers who own certain 2001-2003 Hondas and Acuras.

The Department of Transportation say those cars’ airbags have as high as a 50 percent of malfunctioning.

The vehicles covered by the airbag recall will continue to receive repairs, despite Takata’s bankruptcy filing.

Check out a full list of the vehicles involved here.

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