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Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of airbag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry. The recall covers the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as well as the 2005 Saab 9-2X made by Subaru. It only affects vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands with airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. The front passenger inflators can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the airbags are deployed. That can injure passengers. Faulty air bags have been blamed for recalls of millions of cars in recent years. Subaru says it is recalling the vehicles as a precaution but also to cooperate with a government investigation.
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- The Associated Press