HMFCL-Mitsubishi, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese automaker has announced a recall of 2,400 units of the now defunct Mitsubishi Cedia sedan over faulty passenger side airbag. The affected cars were made between 2006 – 2008.
The recall is a part of Mitsubishi’s ongoing global campaign relating to fixing the faulty airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. The HMFCL-Mitsubishi authorized dealerships across the country will start fixing the cars starting from January 25th free of cost.
The company requests its customers to approach their nearest Mitsubishi dealership to check if their car is covered under the recall campaign. Alternatively, they can write to “[email protected]” with the details of the vehicle such as the chassis number.
The infamous Takata airbag inflator fiasco has forced several European and Japanese automakers to announce global recalls of massive scale. The issue has also made many prominent automakers to call-off airbag supply deal with the Takata for their future products. In India, both Toyota and Honda issued airbag related recalls last year.
In some instances, passenger airbags supplied by Takata during a certain time period are found to inflate in a sub-optimal manner, causing serious injury.