In this Thursday, April 17, 2014, file photo, journalists visit Takata Ignition Systems in Schoenebeck, Germany. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. the federal government demanded that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver. The action by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers driver's side air bags equipped with inflators made by Takata Corp.

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

Takata of Japan has refused demands for the national recall, saying that a recall limited to high-humidity states is sufficient.