Mitsubishi Mirage Recalled Over Airbag Issues

Mitsubishi is calling back about 25,185 Mirage subcompacts to fix an issue with the airbags. 

The recall only affects cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years that were sold in States that use salt to melt the ice during winter months. This is because snow and salt tracked into the car on boots can work its way behing a kick panel next the driver’s dead pedal, potentially causing a delayed reaction by the airbags.

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No injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of this issue. To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and replace electrical connectors if necessary and then fit a waterproof shield over the wiring to protect it. A timeline was not provided for when the recall will take place.

Mitsubishi recommends that you try not to track too much snow into the vehicle. If the malfunction occurs, the airbag warning light will illuminate in the dash.

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