There appears to be yet another victim of Takata’s defective airbag inflators. This time, it’s Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) and it involves several models of the Lancer, Lancer Evolution IX, and Fuzion.
The problem is attributed to the “yet unsubstantiated failure on the supplied airbag inflators”… you know, the ones made by Takata. Thus, with directive from its principal Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) of Japan, MMPC has issued a “safety inspection campaign” for the 3 vehicle models. More specifically, those included are the Lancer (2006 – 2009), Lancer Evolution IX (2009 – 2010), and Fuzion (2005 – 2008).
Although there has been no reported failure here in the Philippines, they’re conducting this proactive measure to ensure the safety of their customers.
So, how will you know if your vehicle is part of the recall? First, find out what’s its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You can find the VIN in the sales invoice from the dealer, Certificate of Registration (CR) from the LTO, or in its Warranty and Service booklet. Then, log on to www.MMPC.ph, select your vehicle model, and enter its VIN. The page should immediately tell you if it’s included in the safety inspection campaign.
The inspection (and replacement if needed) procedure of the affected airbag inflator takes 2 hours at most and will entirely be free-of-charge. If your Mitsubishi vehicle is indeed affected by this campaign, please call your nearest Mitsubishi dealership or Mitsubishi Motors Service Center to schedule for a service appointment.
Find your nearest Mitsubishi dealership through the AutoDeal Car Brands page.