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Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd - Mitsubishi CE Lancer, CE Mirage, NL Pajero and WA Express/Starwagon MY1997-2000 - Extended and Amended Recall

A recall notice for Mitsubishi CE Lancer, CE Mirage, NL Pajero and WA Express/Starwagon MY1997-2000 supplied by Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd as ffected vehicles may be fitted with a Takata NADI 5-AT driver airbag inflator that could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag propellant. If this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during a collision, causing misdeployment of the airbag.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd - Mitsubishi CE Lancer, CE Mirage, NL Pajero and WA Express/Starwagon MY1997-2000 - extended and amended recall

PRA No.

2020/18121

Date published

17 Jan 2020

Campaign number

010163

Product description

This recall was expanded on 19 February 2020 to include additional vehicles.
This recall was amended on 14 October 2020 to change the remedy from a buyback to a repair.

Mitsubishi CE Lancer, CE Mirage, NL Pajero and WA Express/Starwagon
Model Years 1997-2000
produced from 31 May 1996 through 30 September 1999 (production periods differ by model)
fitted with a driver’s airbag containing a NADI 5-AT inflator

8 107 vehicles affected

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.xlsx (102.38 KB)

What are the defects?

Affected vehicles may be fitted with a Takata NADI 5-AT driver airbag inflator that could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag propellant. If this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during a collision, causing misdeployment of the airbag.

What are the hazards?

If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision, the airbag inflator could rupture, causing sharp metal fragments to enter the vehicle cabin at high speed, killing or injuring vehicle occupants.

There is also a risk that the airbag may underinflate in a collision and may not protect the driver as intended.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should stop driving immediately and contact an authorised Mitsubishi Motors dealer on 1800 931 811 and select Option 3, Option 1 to organise their free urgent vehicle repair with replacement parts.

Consumers who are not comfortable with driving the vehicle for the repair because of the risk of the airbag misdeploying, can make alternative arrangements with the Dealer during the phone call.

Consumers who are unsure of whether they are affected by this recall can visit Mitsubishi Motors Takata Safety Recall website https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/customer-assistance/airbag-recall, contact a Mitsubishi Motors dealer on 1800 931 811 Option 3, Option 1.

Dealer locations and contact details can also be found at https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/shopping-tools/locate-a-dealer

We also recommend you visit www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.

Further information for consumers is available at www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls

Supplier

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Mitsubishi Motors Australia and Authorised Dealers

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

  • 22 July 1996 - 5 July 2001

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.