2009 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION Air Bags Frontal Sensor Control Module Recall

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2009 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION Air Bags Frontal Sensor Control Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #73352
NHTSA Compaign #09V435000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year2009
 Date of notification27/11/09
 Begin date of manufacuring12/12/07
 End date of manufacturing11/12/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received05/11/09
 Report created05/11/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units29353
 Defect summaryMitsubishi is recalling model year 2008-2009 lancer and lancer evolution vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, virginia, west virginia, wisconsin and district of columbia. In areas where heavy road salt is used in the winter, a long term exposure to a mixture of melted snow with salt thrown up by the other vehicles on the road may cause a water-salt mixture to adhere to the front impact sensors.
 Consequence summaryThis coating over time may cause corrosion of the sensor. In the event of a vehicle crash of the type that would deploy the airbags this type of short-circuit may cause a delay in the deployment of the airbags which could result in driver or passenger injury.
 Corrective actionDealers will install new front airbag sensors that have improved corrosion resistance. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on november 27, 2009. Owners may contact mitsubishi customer relations department at 1-888-648-7820.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .

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