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GM recalls 200,000 cars for Takata air bag trouble

The Associated Press

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver’s air bag inflators.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, child seats manufactured by Takata Corp. are displayed at a Toyota Motor Corp.'s showroom in Tokyo. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, an outside panel hired by embattled air bag maker Takata Corp. said the company lacks processes to improve product quality including air bag inflators that have been blamed for at least 11 deaths and 139 injuries. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

The move is part of a broader recall of over 5 million vehicles announced last month by U.S. safety regulators.

Takata inflators can explode with too much force in a crash and hurl metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 10 people have died worldwide and 139 have been hurt due to the problem.

The GM recall includes the Saab 9-3 from 2003 to 2011 and the Saab 9-5 from 2010 and 2011. Also included is the Saturn Astra from 2008 and 2009.

Dealers will replace the inflators. Owners will get letters notifying them of the recalls and another letter when parts are available.