Automakers To Recall 5 Million Vehicles For Another Airbag Problem

Continental Automotive Systems says that moisture can get inside its airbag control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and fail.

Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes have issued recalls. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes have issued recalls. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Another problem has developed with automotive airbags, this one resulting in recalls of 5 million vehicles.

Continental Automotive Systems says in documents filed with the government that moisture can get inside its airbag control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and fail. If that happens, air bags may not inflate in a crash or they could deploy without a crash.

Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes have issued recalls. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes have issued recalls. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Documents say Continental will notify automakers, who will recall cars dating to 2006. Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes have issued recalls.

Automakers will replace the computers at no cost to owners.

The announcement comes in the middle of a recall crisis involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators. About 24 million U.S. vehicles are being recalled for that problem. It's the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

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