Airbags may not deploy as expected on Mitsubishi Eclipse

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 88,059 (70,000–101,239)
13 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
21 people reported this problem
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vehicle pulled out of stop sign and i hit the side of it ,the force was so strong the dash scattered in pieces , headlights ,front bumper ,radiator, ac condenser ,hood, fenders front radiator support and the valve cover war bent by the force of the hood bending like a accordion .. And the front windshield cracked .. Car was totaled .Yet the airbags did not deploy ..
Had not one but two head on collisions both resulting in not one air bag deployed my forhead still has the scars.