2017 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV - AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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.
HazardAn inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Consumer ActionMMNA 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.