DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen is recalling nearly 107,000 older vehicles sold in the U.S. by its Audi luxury brand because Takata driver’s air bag inflators could hurl shrapnel in a crash.

The vehicles may have one of the 1.4 million air bag inflators that Takata recalled in December.

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They have a new and distinct problem from previous Takata recalls, but still can explode with too much force and blow apart a metal canister.

The new problem has led to at least one death. Many of the cars in the Audi recall are more than two decades old.

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Owners will be notified in March but Audi says it does not yet have replacement parts available.


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