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Recall 12V372000

The Air Bag System May not Deploy as Expected in the Event of a Crash

Recall Details

261 vehicles are being recalled due to incompatibility between air bag sensors and the self-diagnostic software. This condition may deactivate the frontal and side airbag system. Should this occur, the SRS warning lamp would illuminate to alert the driver.

The side and curtain air bags may not deploy in a crash for which those air bags were intended to deploy, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants.

Dealers will replace the incompatible air bag sensors to correct this concern. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-12-003.

Our Quick Take

Certain 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles are being recalled because the side and curtain air bags may not deploy as intended in the event of a crash. 

What Should You Do?

As of this writing Mitsubishi has not provided a notification schedule for vehicle owners. If your air bag warning light remains illuminated indicating a fault, or you don't receive notification in a timely manner and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 31, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 31, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
261
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V372000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Summary
Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2012 i-MiEV vehicles manufactured between November 4, 2011, and December 22, 2011. Incompatibility between the air bag sensors and the self-diagnostic software may deactivate the frontal and side airbag system. Should this occur, the SRS warning lamp would illuminate to alert the driver.
Consequence
The side and curtain air bags may not deploy in a crash for which those air bags were intended to deploy, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incompatible air bag sensors with new, compatible units, free of charge. Mitsubishi has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
Notify
This is Mitsubishi recall number SR-12-003. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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