Mitsubishi Motors North America has issued a recall for certain 2014-2018 Mirage vehicles. The recall is for defective airbags which may not deploy as designed in the event of an accident. The company issued the recall on October 30, and an estimated 83,555 vehicles may be affected.
“The internal acceleration sensor in the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) can misinterpret vibrations such as those from poor road conditions or a flat tire to be a sensor error thereby disabling the air bags from deploying in a crash,’” the recall states.
Mitsubishi will notify owners of the specified vehicles, and dealers will reprogram the SRS-ECU software at no cost to the owner. According to the notice, the manufacturer expects the recall to begin November 2017.