2006 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION Air Bags Frontal Passenger Side Inflator Modu Recall

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2006 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION Air Bags Frontal Passenger Side Inflator Modu Recall

 NHTSA Recall #116202
NHTSA Compaign #16V334000
MFG Compaign #SR-16-002
 ManufacturerMitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
 SupplierMITSUBISHI
 BrandMITSUBISHI
 ModelLANCER EVOLUTION
 Model Year2006
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODU
 Date of notification19/07/16
 Begin date of manufacuring29/06/05
 End date of manufacturing19/06/07
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received23/05/16
 Report created23/05/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units38628
 Defect summaryMitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 lancer and lancer evolution vehicles manufactured june 29, 2005, to june 19, 2007, equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
 Consequence summaryAn inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionMmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on july 19, 2016. Owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-002.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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