There have been reports of airbags not deploying in the event of a frontal impact. Some claim that a shorted airbag wire harness can cause this to occur. Unfortunately there is no diagnoses that will isolate this problem other than fault codes stored in the airbag control module. Our technicians recommend to have any airbag light issues diagnosed and repaired in order to help ensure the airbags will deploy when needed.
Airbags May Not Deploy as Expected on Mitsubishi Lancer
Average mileage: 150,000 (150,000–150,000)
5 people reported this problem
Serious frontal impact. No airbag deployment. Resultednin near paralysis from shoulders down due to impact with steering wheel
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer 150,000 mi, Visitor
Srs stays on
single car frontal impact hit a tree at 40 miles an hour and air bags did not deploy resulting in a head and face injury due to hitting the steering wheel