Over 2.1 million vehicles which were previously recalled are being called back for more repairs, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The recall includes vehicles manufactured in the early 2000s which have an electronic component made by TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation.
The affected models include:
- Acura MDX
- Dodge Viper
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Honda Odyssey
- Pontiac Vibe
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Matrix
- Toyota Avalon
These vehicles had been previously recalled in order to repair an issue with defective airbags made by the Takata Corporation. Some of the vehicles which were repaired to fix the Takata air bags are now experiencing random, inadvertent air bag deployment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that so far 40 vehicles have experienced issues with their air bags randomly deploying.
The NHTSA is urging automakers who repaired Takata airbags with parts from TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to issue new recalls for these vehicles.
Drivers of these vehicles should watch for updated recall notices and contact their dealership to see if further repairs are needed.
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