If you own a car made between 2002 and 2008, you might need new air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced an agreement with the Japanese company Takata that doubled the number of cars that could have faulty air bags. The first Takata airbag recall came in 2008, and the number of cars affected has been expanding since then. A total of 33.8 million cars and trucks, made by 11 manufacturers, have been affected by the expanded recall. Six deaths and more than 100 injuries have been attributed to the faulty air bags. Basically, if the air bag bursts apart during a crash, it could send metal shards throughout the interior of the car. If you want to find out if your vehicle is among those recalled, you can enter the Vehicle Identification Number or make and model here and find out if there are any open safety-related recalls affecting the vehicle. If you have questions, you can call the NHTSA safety hotline: 888-327-4236.