Mitsubishi recalls Lancers, Lancer Evolutions and Lancer Sportbacks

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The passenger side front airbag inflator could rupture

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 66,001 model year 2004-2006 Lancers and Lancer Evolutions, and model year 2004 Lancer Sportbacks.

The passenger side front airbag may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger airbag inflator with a different inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 22, 2017.

Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-17-001.

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