Senators push for nationwide recall on defective airbags

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Looks like the air is out of the bag with this one.

Two U.S. senators are pushing for a nationwide recall on cars with defective airbags made by Japanese manufacturer Takata corporation.

So far, close to 12 million cars have been recalled and four people have reportedly died because of the problem.

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey are stepping in because apparently a lot of automakers have limited their recalls to just places with high humidity, like Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Even though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expanded it to Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana.

Blumenthal and Markey weren't having that, especially since there are plenty of other places that can go on that list.

So they wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who's over NHTSA saying "All states experience seasons of heat and humidity."

In this case, they're not just blowing hot air.