Following a massive 2014 recall for its airbag inflators, Takata is now recalling another 1.4 million vehicles that have defective airbags that could lead to injury or death during a crash.

The recall affects BMW, Audi, Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi vehicles.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the issue with the airbags stems from the Non-Azide Driver inflators, which do not have phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant. This propellant may allow moisture absorption or cause drying over time that could prevent the airbags from deploying properly

In some instances, the propellant degradation may become overly combustive, creating more pressure during deployment of the airbag. This could cause rupturing, burning, or increased internal pressure of the airbag, which could cause it to explode or deploy too slowly during a crash.

As many as 4.45 million defective airbags were produced and sold by Takata under the recall, but the company has said that many of the vehicles are too old to still be in use. It is not precisely known at this time how many vehicles in the U.S. have the defective airbag inflators and are specifically affected by the recall.

At this time, there is no remedy for the airbag inflator issue from Takata. The company said it will send notifications and instructions to vehicle owners starting Jan. 24, 2020.

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