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Recall 14V752000

Passenger Airbag Inflator

Recall Details

Moisture sensitive airbag system components may deteriorate in humid climate regions, causing an increase in inflator pressure which ruptures when passenger airbags are deployed. Injury can result from inflator parts striking an occupant. Dealers will replace affected airbag inflators to correct this concern. This recall supersedes recall 14V-421.

Our Quick Take

A ruptured passenger airbag inflator can result in injury.

What Should You Do?

This recall schedule has not yet been announced, designated repairs will be performed free of charge by the dealer. If your car is located in a region with high humidity, or you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-012.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 25, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 25, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
PE14016
Potential Number of Units Affected
22,259
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V752000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2004-2005 Lancer vehicles, manufactured August 4, 2003, to December 10, 2004, and originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-012. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-421.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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