Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—May 30, 2015
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.
NOTES: 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.