Mitsubishi Pajeros recalled in SA over airbag problem

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Mitsubishi Motors is recalling more than 7,000 Pajero vehicles in South Africa, built between 2007 and 2016.

The company said the move was part of a global preventative recall over driver airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation.

Mitsubishi is one of several vehicle manufacturers affected by the potentially defective airbag inflators.

Takata Corporation last year admitted more of its air bags were defective – at least 11 deaths in the United States have been linked to airbags that split.

Mitsubishi said airbags on South African Pajeros concerned would be replaced at no cost to vehicle owners.

“The inspection and replacement procedure will take approximately one hour,” it said.

The company is currently contacting owners to arrange and co-ordinate the timing of replacements.

Pajero owners can check on this website whether their vehicles are affected.

Ford also recently announced a recall in South Africa for its Kuga range after owners complained about engines catching fire.

South Africa’s National Consumer Commission (NCC) has launched a probe into the local unit of Ford over the incidents.

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