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2016 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Mitsubishi
Model Year: 2016
Model: I-MIEV
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V793000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 144
Owner Notified Date: 12/15/2017
Report Received Date: 12/08/2017
Record Creation Date: 12/13/2017

2016 Mitsubishi I-MIEV DEFECT SUMMARY

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling all 2016-2017 i-MiEV vehicles, equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

2016 Mitsubishi I-MIEV DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2016 Mitsubishi I-MIEV RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 15, 2017. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-17-008.
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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