Mitsubishi Mirage Recalled Over Airbag Issues

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

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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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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