DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat.
Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small cars from the 2007 through 2011 model years are involved.
Sensor mats measure passengers' weight and determine if the air bag should deploy. Determining who sits in the seat is important because the force of an air bag can injure children or small adults.
Suzuki says the mats can stop working after repeated flexing. If that happens, the bag will deploy even if a small person is in the seat.
The Japanese automaker says there are no reports of accidents or injuries due to the problem.
Suzuki will notify owners starting next month. Dealers will replace the mats for free.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Albuquerque's famous Bugg Lights Christmas can now be seen every night until Christmas Eve.
Morning Headlines and Forecast from KRQE New This Morning with Matt Mauro & Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.