DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling 66,000 cars for a second time to replace faulty Takata front passenger air bag inflators.
The recall covers Lancer and Lancer Evolution models from 2004 through 2006.READ MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
The cars were recalled in 2015 and inflators were replaced with identical Takata parts.
Takata inflators use ammonium nitrate to cause a small explosion and inflate the bags in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate over time when exposed to airborne moisture and high temperatures. It can burn too fast and explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel. Up to 19 people have died worldwide and more than 180 have been injured.READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
Mitsubishi says in government documents posted Thursday that it now has a permanent replacement part that doesn’t use ammonium nitrate.
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