Mitsubishi recalls some EVs in U.S., Canada to repair air bag
Mitsubishi says 261 i-MiEV subcompact hatchbacks are covered by the recall.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling a small number of its all-electric cars in the United States due to the possibility that the front and side air bag systems may be deactivated.
The Japanese automaker is recalling 261 of its 2012 model i-MiEV subcompact hatchbacks because an incompatibility between the air bag sensors and the self-diagnostic software may cause the side and curtain air bags not to deploy, or the front air bags to deploy late in a crash, according to documents filed with
U.S. safety regulators.
If the air bag system were deactivated, a warning light would illuminate to alert the driver, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Mitsubishi, which will replace the sensors, was unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the issue, according to NHTSA documents.
A similar recall also will be launched in Canada, affecting up to 49 vehicles, according to NHTSA documents and Mitsubishi officials.Contact Automotive News