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Recall 17V686000

Air Bags Do Not Deploy As Needed In A Crash

Recall Details

The Safety Restraint System (SRS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have software that disables the air bag system due to vibrations experienced while driving. Dealers will reprogram the SRS-ECU software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air bags may not deploy as needed in a crash due to a failure of the software of the Safety Restraint System Electronic Control Unit. This increases risk of occupant injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mitsubishi must be performed by a Mitsubishi dealership. Mitsubishi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mitsubishi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-17-006.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 30, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 30, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
83,555
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V686000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Mirage vehicles. The internal acceleration sensor in the Safety Restraint System (SRS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) can misinterpret vibrations such as those from poor road conditions or a flat tire to be a sensor error thereby disabling the air bags from deploying in a crash.
Consequence
Air bags that do not deploy as designed in a crash increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SRS-ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-17-006.
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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