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Recall 15V321000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

Recall Details

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Our Quick Take

When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-14-012.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 28, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 28, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
EA15001
Potential Number of Units Affected
82,784
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V321000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Lancer vehicles manufactured August 4, 2003, to August 28, 2006, Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to September 1, 2006, and 2004 Lancer Sportback vehicles, manufactured August 4, 2003, to January 23, 2004. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 17, 2015. 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 14V752 in its entirety.
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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