PhotoMitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 38,628 model year 2006-2007 Lancers and Lancer Evolutions manufactured June 29, 2005, to June 19, 2007, equipped with certain airbag inflators.


In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.


An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.


What to do


MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front airbag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.


Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-002.


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