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Takata crash-bag scandal blows up again in SA

TOKYO, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors has issued yet another Takata vehicle crash-bags recall, this time for Pajeros sold during 2007 through to end-2013 in South Africa, to replace front-passenger inflators.

Mitsubishi is only one of more than 30 manufacturers in the ongoing global recall that has involved more than 34-million vehicles from 34 automakers.

RECALL TIME? Your VIN number is on a plate under your bonnet or, easier, is shown on your vehicle licence disc - highlighted here in red.
RECALL TIME? Your VIN number is on a plate under your bonnet or, easier, is shown on your vehicle licence disc – highlighted here in red.

Each of the long- and short-wheelbase Pajeros, imported fully assembled from Japan, has a Takata passenger crash-bag now found to be susceptible to constant variations in temperature and humidity.

CHECK YOUR VIN

Mitsubishi Motors SA has started to contact the owner of affected vehicle to schedule free replacement of each inflator. The job will take about two hours.

If you think you might be the current owner of such a vehicle you can check the vehicle identification number (VIN) on your vehicle licence disc or on the plate in the engine compartment through the Mitsubishi Motors website .

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