Mitsubishi Joins Takata Airbag Recall in US

Mitsubishi Joins Takata Airbag Recall in US

Mitsubishi has announced a recall for an undisclosed amount of 2004 through 2005 Lancer sedans over malfunctioning airbags supplied by Takata.

Mitsubishi is the ninth automaker to recall cars that use Takata airbags in the United States. The issue stems from an inflator which can rupture, causing metal fragments to shoot at the passengers. Over the last five years, more than 12 million vehicles with faulty Takata have been recalled.

“Due to NHTSA’s belief that humidity is a contributing factor to the inflator condition at issue, the (recall) will be limited to affected vehicles that are registered in, or were originally sold in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” Mitsubishi wrote in a letter to NHTSA.

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Mitsubishi says that it knows of no injuries or crashes caused by the Takata airbags, and the company says it hasn’t found a safety defect in its own testing but will issue the recall anyways as a “good faith” gesture towards NHTSA.

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