MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 2015 – AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : MIRAGE Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2013-07-27 – 2015-09-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V815000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2016-02-02 Date Received by ODI: 2015-12-04 Date Added to Database: 2015-12-04
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SR-16-001
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 55899
Summary:
      Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. “MMNA” is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vehicles manufactured July 27, 2013, to September 2, 2015. If the driver enters an affected vehicle with their feet covered water and salt, it may soak through the carpet and cause corrosion to a wiring connector located in a junction box behind a kick panel to the left of the driver’s footrest.
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash, corrosion of the connector could delay deployment of the frontal air bags, increasing the risk of injury to the driver and the front seat passenger.
Remedy:
      MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected connectors, replacing any found to be corroded. A waterproof sheet will be installed over the connectors to prevent future corrosion. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-16-001.
Report Initiator: MFR 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.
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