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2012 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV RECALL (AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE)

Make: Mitsubishi
Model Year: 2012
Model: I-MIEV
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V372000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 261
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 08/01/2012
Record Creation Date: 08/01/2012

2012 Mitsubishi I-MIEV DEFECT 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.

2012 Mitsubishi I-MIEV DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

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.

2012 Mitsubishi I-MIEV RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

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.
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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