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2016-02-04 15:44

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

Detroit - Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of 5-million vehicles.

Continental Automotive Systems, says in documents filed with the US government, that moisture can get inside its airbag control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and fail.

If that happens, airbags may not inflate in a crash or they could deploy without a crash.

No cost to owners

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.

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