GM recalls older sports cars to fix air bag sensor problem

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MIAMI BEACH, UNITED STATES: The rear of a 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP model can be seen on display at the South Florida International Auto Show in Miami Beach, Florida 13 October 2006. AFP PHOTO/Roberto Schmidt (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 107,000 older sports cars worldwide because a faulty sensor can disable the front passenger air bag.

The recall covers the 2006 to 2010 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 to 2010 Saturn Sky. The two-seat cars are no longer made and both brands have been scrapped by the company.

GM says in government documents that a sensor that determines if a child is sitting in the passenger seat can bend and become damaged over time. That can open an electrical circuit, causing the car to turn off the air bag.

The company says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.

The recall came after an owner petitioned the government seeking an investigation. GM has not yet developed a repair and says it will notify owners when one is ready.

Most of the recalled cars are in the U.S. and Canada.

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