Published on June 3rd, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Recalls Triton Over Takata Airbag Inflator
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has announced a recall involving 35,115 units of the Triton pick-up truck manufactured from 2006 to 2014 for the replacement of the Takata driver airbag inflator.
The variants affected are the Triton 3.2-litre, Triton 2.5-litre automatic and manual as well as Triton VGT 2.5-litre. According to MMM, some of the driver airbags may release metal fragments when deployed causing injuries to the driver.
“Safety is our top priority thus MMM is taking this initiative to ensure customer’s safety and regrets the inconvenience caused to all customers. This effort is to enable the replacement of the driver airbag inflator with substitute inflators,” said Yang Won-Chul, CEO of MMM.
Separately, MMM will also conduct a field fix campaign for defective turn light switches for some Mitsubishi vehicles manufactured of the same year. This exercise is necessary to fix the related terminals to prevent from further oxidization.
The oxidization of the terminals may cause the unlit of head lamp, small lamp, front fog lamp, rear fog lamp, tail lamp, turn lamp, number plate lamp, and room lamp.
MMM will issue notification letters to affected Mitsubishi owners and the full cost of the replacement will be borne by the company.
Vehicle owners may also check their vehicle status by typing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on MMM’s official website, www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my.
MMM also urged owners of the Lancer that are manufactured from September 2004 to April 2006 to visit its official website to check if their vehicle are affected by the passenger airbag inflator field fix campaign announced earlier this year.