Deadly defect found in another version of Takata airbags

Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer Detroit (AP) — BMW is telling owners of some older 3-series cars to stop driving them after another recall of dangerous Takata air bag inflators. A driver in Australia was killed by an airbag malfunction, while another Australian and a driver in Cyprus were injured, according to government documents. The recently discovered malfunction is different than the defect that led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the result, like the earlier issue, also results in airbags that can explode and hurl shrapnel, killing or injuring people. The company is adding about 1.4 million front driver inflators to recalls in the U.S., according to government documents posted Wednesday. Included are more than 116,000 BMW 3-Series cars from the 199
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