For the second time, Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling more than 66,000 Lancer vehicles for a potential Takata airbag glitch.
The 2004-06 Lancer and Lancer Evolution and 2004 Lancer Sportback outfitted with faulty airbag inflators were initially under recall in 2015, and were replaced with identical Takata parts.
If the ammonium nitrate used in Takata inflators is exposed to moisture for long periods of time, "overly aggressive combustion" may occur when the airbag is activated, the automaker said in documents filed with the National Highway and Transportation Association on Oct. 4. The pressure could cause the passenger-side front airbag to spray metal fragments into the vehicle.
Replacement inflators will not contain ammonium nitrate, the recall notice said.
The automaker will begin notifying customers on Oct. 22.