The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Mitsubishi Mirage Recalled for Air Bag Issue

December 21, 2015

Photo of Mitsubishi Mirage courtesy of Mitsubishi.
Photo of Mitsubishi Mirage courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 25,185 2014-2015 model-year Mitsubishi Mirage cars because road salt-linked corrosion might result in delayed deployment of the frontal air bags during a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The recall covers Mirage cars manufactured from Aug. 7, 2013, to Sept. 2 of this year. They were all originally sold in, or were at some point registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin or the District of Columbia.

The corrosion can occur if the driver is wearing footwear covered with a mixture of snow and road salt. As the snow begins melting off the boots or shoes, the salty water can soak through the carpet and damage a wiring connector that’s located in a junction box behind a kick panel to the left of the driver’s footrest. Frontal air bag deployment may be delayed as a result of this corrosion.

Dealers will inspect the connectors at issue and replace any that are corroded. Technicians will install a waterproof sheet over the connectors to prevent future corrosion. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

Mirage owners can reach Mitsubishi customer service at (888) 648-7820. The manufacturer’s number for this recall is SR-16-001.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Steward C. Holman was the founder of Automotive Rentals, Inc. (ARI).

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher