Faulty Air Bags
Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.
U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.
So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem.
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
BMW is recalling 45,000 older-model 3 Series sedans in America; the air bags may not inflate properly.