MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Automakers are expanding recalls or adding them to fix potentially faulty passenger air bags in states with high-humidity.READ MORE: Tropical Storm Claudette Forms, Lashes Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain
The recall expansion comes after pressure for the U.S. safety regulators.
Subaru, according to documents posted Tuesday by the government, is expanding a previous recall of five models. Mitsubishi is recalling one model, the 2004 and 2005 Lancer small car.
Both companies have cars equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp. They can inflate with too much force and spew metal shrapnel into the passenger compartment.READ MORE: Coral Gables Man Refuses To Sell Family House Swallowed By Massive Development
Previous recalls were limited to Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and several other territories. The new Subaru and Mitsubishi recalls now cover those areas as well as Southern Georgia and coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and South Carolina.
The government is pushing for a national recall of Takata driver’s air bags.
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