Federal safety regulators said Friday that it could take until 2023 before all vehicles with recalled Takata airbags are properly fixed.
As reported by CNN Money, that would be a full 15 years after the first car was recalled.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration took steps Friday to speed up the recall of Takata airbags. As of now, they are at danger of exploding. However, the agency that is overlooking the recall said the limited availability of replacement parts means the final repairs could take years to complete.
When the airbags explode, they send shrapnel into the face of drivers and passengers. The agency said there have been at least 11 deaths and 180 injuries in the U.S. alone.