Big accusation about faulty airbags, already millions of robocalls this year

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, the Takata building, an automotive parts supplier in Auburn Hills, Mich. is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The company is the North American subsidiary of the Japanese based Takata Corporation, which supplies seat belts and airbags for the automotive industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running. The agency says about 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles involved in the new recalls are also subject to a separate recall related to defective Takata air bags that could deploy and rupture with enough force to cause injury or death. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A big accusation about faulty airbags in America, and officials say there have been nearly 10 billion robocalls in this country so far this year.

According to a Senate Commerce Committee report, at least four automakers such a Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and Mitsubishi continue to sell new vehicles with defective Takata airbags that will need to be recalled.

The report underscores the convoluted way in which the mass recalls of Takata airbags have unfolded, with new models still being fitted with defective airbags and, in some cases, recalled cars also receiving defective airbags.

In other business headlines, robocalls could be worse in Indianapolis. The city ranks 33rd in terms of number of calls so far in 2016.

Youmail released its National Robocall Index and found that number is actually down about five percent from last year.

Still, it estimates almost more than 17 million robocalls have been made locally this year.

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