Mitsubishi Issues Airbag Recall in SA


Mitsubishi Motors Japan has issued another airbag recall campaign in South Africa for specific Pajero derivatives sold between 2007 and 2013. Here’s what you need to know…

An airbag recall campaign is underway by Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) to rectify potentially faulty airbag inflators, now including the passenger-side airbag, for Pajero models sold between 2007 and 2013.

The imported Pajeros are fitted with airbags made by Takata which affect over 30 million vehicles from 34 manufacturers worldwide.

Mitsubishi SA says the airbag recall affects certain identified LWB and SWB Pajero models and that the defect is possibly due to the airbag inflator being subjected to constant changing of temperatures and high humidity conditions for lengthy periods.

Mitsubishi SA has already started making contact with the owners of affected vehicles to schedule appointments for airbag replacements. The procedure is free of charge and takes approximately 2 hours to resolve.

Pajero owners are urged to utilise the online VIN-checker with FAQ section on Mitsubishi’s website ( to determine if their vehicles are potentially affected.

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