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Continental recalls air bag controls in 5 million vehicles

Continental recalls air bag controls in 5 million vehicles

Continental Automotive Systems Inc. is recalling potentially faulty air bag control units that were installed in up to 5 million vehicles worldwide.

In documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Continental said the air bag control units have a power supply component that could corrode and prevent the air bags from deploying or cause inadvertent inflation.

The air bag control units were made from 2006 through 2010.

Fewer than 2 million vehicles in the U.S. are affected, said Continental, a division of Germany-based Continental...

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