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Mitsubishi recalling over 450,000 vehicles because Sun Visor may detach when Air Dag Deploys

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2000-2005 Eclipse vehicles manufactured April 5th, 1999, to December 17th, 2004, 2001-2005 Eclipse Spyder vehicles manufactured January 19th, 2000, to March 18th, 2005, 2001-2005 Chrysler Sebring vehicles manufactured April 17th, 2000, to February 21st, 2005, and 2001-2005 Dodge Stratus vehicles manufactured April 17th, 2000, to February 22nd, 2005.

In the affected vehicles, the passenger side sun visor may be folded down in such a position that, if the passenger frontal air bag deploys, the passenger side sun visor may detach.

2005 Dodge Stratus is one of the models being recalled.
2005 Dodge Stratus is one of the models being recalled.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Report Receipt Date: June 2nd, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V338000
Component(s): Air Bags
Potential Number of Units Affected: 459,618

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Chrysler / Sebring 2001-2005
Dodge / Stratus 2001-2005
Mitsubishi / Eclipse 2001-2005
Mitsubishi / Eclipse Spyder 2001-2005

Consequence

If the passenger side sun visor detaches and is propelled rearward, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.

Remedy

MMNA will notify their owners, and Chrysler will notify the Chrysler and Dodge owners. Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 17th, 2015. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1.888.648.7820. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1.800.853.1403. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-15-005.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

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