New recall notices are in effect for more than 2 million vehicles previously recalled for an electrical problem that can cause their airbags to deploy spontaneously. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it received about 40 reports of airbag deployment in vehicles under the initial recall. The incidents have reportedly caused some minor injuries.

The following models are affected:

  • 2003 Acura MDX
  • 2003-2004 Dodge Viper
  • 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty
  • 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2004-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003-2004 Toyota Matrix
  • 2003-2004 Toyota Avalon

The new recall concerns an electronic issue in the airbag systems made by TRW, a major parts supplier. The control module is subject to electrical interference from other components in the car that can cause it to trigger one or more airbags spontaneously, without a crash.

The situation is unrelated to millions of vehicles recalled over Takata Corp. airbags. Safety regulators said defective Takataairbag inflators in particular vehicles can rupture and spray metal fragments inside the vehicle, with enough force to cause injury or death.

The new recall highlights the difficulty automakers and regulators have with increasingly complex electronic systems. Meanwhile, the NHTSA is instructing vehicle owners who have not had the initial recall fix completed, to contact their dealers immediately.

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