Global Takata Airbag recall campaign expands

Citing preventative measures, Mitsubishi Motors Japan has issued a recall campaign on specific Pajeros sold between 2007 and 2013 in South Africa for the replacement of the passenger-side airbag inflators.

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  • Vehicles made by more than 30 manufacturers involved globally
  • World-wide recall amounting to over 30 million vehicles, so far

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) announced on Friday (5 November 2017) that the airbag recall campaign for Pajero has now been extended to also include the front passenger airbag.

These vehicles, fully imported from Japan, have all been equipped with airbags made by Takata, which affect over 30 million vehicles from 34 manufacturers world-wide, including Mitsubishi.

The purpose of this recall campaign is to replace the passenger-side airbag inflators on certain identified LWB and SWB Pajero models manufactured and sold from 2007 to 2013. This potential defect is possibly due to the airbag inflator being subjected to constant changing of temperatures and high humidity conditions for lengthy periods.

MMSA has started contacting owners of affected vehicles to schedule and arrange the free-of-charge passenger airbag inflator replacement of their Pajeros. The replacement procedure will take approximately two hours.

An online VIN-checker with a FAQ-section is available on the company's website for Pajero owners who want to check if their vehicles are potentially affected.

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