MITSUBISHI I-MIEV 2014: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : I-MIEV Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2011-10-28 - 2014-09-03
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V022000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-03-10 Date Received by ODI: 2017-01-10 Date Added to Database: 2017-01-12
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SR-17-001
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1964
Summary:
      Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. "MMNA" is recalling certain 2012 and 2014 i-MiEV vehicles. These vehicles are 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 front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
      An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on March 10, 2017. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-17-001.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.