The affected MY2007-14 models are fitted with a four-spoke steering wheel and were sold nationally. A complete list of affected vehicles can be found here: www.productsafety.gov.au
A defective airbag inflator is at the core of the Takata recalls – “as it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure,” the ACCC recall report says.
The recall report advises owners of affected vehicles to stop driving the vehicle and arrange for airbag replacement as soon as possible.
“Mitsubishi Motors can arrange for your vehicle to either be towed to the place of replacement or for a mobile technician to be sent to the vehicle (or some similar arrangement), so that you do not have to drive the vehicle in order to receive a replacement airbag,” the report advises.
Owners should contact Mitsubishi to organise the free reparation: www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au
In further recall news, a total of 451 Mercedes-Benz G-Class wagons (MY2011-18) have been recalled due to issues with the brake lines in the ABS hydraulic unit, which could cause the unit to crack and result in the leakage of brake fluid.