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Mitsubishi I-Miev Recall, Air Bag System Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     MITSUBISHI I-MIEV   2012
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.Mfr's Report Date: JUL 31, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V372000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 261
Summary: 
  Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2012 i-MiEV vehicles manufactured between November 4, 2011, and December 22, 2011. Incompatibility between the air bag sensors and the self-diagnostic software may deactivate the frontal and side airbag system. Should this occur, the SRS warning lamp would illuminate to alert the driver.
Consequence: 
  The side and curtain air bags may not deploy in a crash for which those air bags were intended to deploy, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants.


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