Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has announced a recall for its Mitsubishi Lancer. The company says that 895 units of the model, manufactured from September 2004 to April 2006, will be called in to have their passenger side airbag inflators replaced.
“Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia is taking this initiative to ensure customer safety and regrets the inconvenience caused to all customers. This is to enable the replacement of the passenger airbag inflator with newly produced inflators,” said Yang Won-Chul, CEO of MMM.
While MMM has expressed regret for the inconvenience, we know all too well that this is no fault of its own. Manufacturers from around the world have been recalling millions of vehicles equipped with faulty airbags – all supplied by the Takata company in Japan.
The issue with the passenger side airbags is that they may potentially release metal fragments when deployed, which could lead to severe injuries to the passenger. The company will soon issue notification letters to affected Mitsubishi owners and will replace the faulty parts for free.