On December 2nd, 2014, Takata, the Japanese airbag maker, refused to comply with a federal demand that it expand the airbag recall beyond several Southern states. Takata’s position is that the recall should be limited to states in the country which have consistent high heat and humidity. Takata admitted that they still do not know what is causing their airbags to malfunction resulting in hurling metal shards into drivers and passengers. Takata is currently defending itself by stating that it only occurs in humid climates such as Florida and Puerto Rico. On December 3, 2014, Honda announced expansion of its Takata airbag recall to all 50 states. This will result in the recall of several million automobiles.