Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has issued a recall for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
Description of Recall
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013 Outlander sport vehicles manufactured July 20, 2012, through may 29, 2013 and equipped with leather seats. In the affected vehicles, the driver side seat mounted air bag wiring may have been improperly routed during the leather seat cover installation process.
Severity of the Defect
If the wiring is routed incorrectly, using the seat height adjustment may damage the wiring resulting in illumination of the air bag warning light. Subsequently, in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the driver side seat mounted air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Mitsubishi’s Recommended Action
Mitsubishi will notify owners and dealers will inspect the wiring of the driver side seat mounted air bag and re-route the wire if necessary, free of charge. If the wire is damaged, the seat mounted airbag will be replaced, free of chagre. The recall began on February 28, 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037. Mitsubishi’s number for this recall is sr-14-001.
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