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From Products Liability Law Daily, June 25, 2015

Mitsubishi recalls over 459,000 vehicles because sun visor could detach if air bag deploys

By John Dumoulin

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., has recalled approximately 459,618 model year 2000-2005 Eclipse vehicles manufactured from April 5, 1999, to December 17, 2004, 2001-2005 Eclipse Spyder vehicles manufactured from January 19, 2000, to March 18, 2005, 2001-2005 Chrysler Sebring vehicles manufactured from April 17, 2000, to February 21, 2005, and 2001-2005 Dodge Stratus vehicles manufactured from April 17, 2000, to February 22, 2005, because the passenger side sun visor in the affected vehicles might be folded down in such a position that, if the passenger frontal air bag deploys, the passenger side sun visor may detach. If the passenger side sun visor detaches and is propelled rearward, there is an increased risk of occupant injury, Mitsubishi warned (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 15V338, Report receipt date: June 2, 2015).

Remedy. Mitsubishi will notify their owners, and Chrysler will notify the Chrysler and Dodge owners. Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Contact information. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Mitsubishi’s number for this recall is SR-15-005. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.; Chrysler; FCA US LLC

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