Millions still driving with defective airbags

Cutaway of a Takata Airbag, Photo Date: Undated / Cropped Photo: Alexauto321 / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 / MGN

(WVLT)- Millions of consumers are still driving with defective, potentially deadly, Takata airbags that need to be replaced.

Advocates are trying to change that.

"We can't make consumers bring their cars in for repair, but their lives depend on them doing so," NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King told CBS Los Angeles.

You can visit NTSA.gov to search using your Vehicle Identification Number to see if your car or truck is included in the recall.

The recall was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The recalled airbags have been known to explode. 15 people were killed in recent years.