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Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:54 am

tigger19687 wrote:Did I just get ripped off????

Eh, did you pay? Mitsubishi's supposed to pay.

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Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:23 pm

No I didn't pay.
But I have that Brown interior color because of the SE and the passanger airbag that you can see on the dash was still dirty and same color.

My point of saying did I get ripped off was, did they actually Replace it. Others have said it is a black cover. ? :?:
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Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:47 am

That certainly sounds suspicious! It may be possible to just replace inflator cartridge without replacing the entire airbag? I can't imagine any mechanic that would do that without removing the entire airbag unit from the car first. That would certainly markup the dust on your dash. I certainly would not put it past a dealership to rip off the manufacturer by doing the paperwork on recall repair to get payed for it without actually doing anything to the vehicle. I think if it were me, I would contact Mitsu corporate with all of the paperwork handy and voice my concerns.

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Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:05 pm

Hope I'm not reviving a thread that's too old. Wanted to post in case there are others still dealing with the airbag recall. Or in case anyone that did this has some tips :)

We have a 2012 iMiEV. Our closest Mitsubishi dealer is now 190+ miles away (Dealer is West Mitsubishi in Orland, CA. We live in Eureka, CA.).

I called the Mitsubishi number 888-648-7820 about a week ago to get information about the airbag repair.

So far the communication has been good. They keep calling me back to let me know they're still working on it or to ask more questions, e.g. are you sure you can't drive it there with the range you have? (Hahhaa no, we can't take a week off work and keep staying in hotels to get there).

On the last call, Mitsubishi Corporate said management had approved transporting our car, but the dealership is closed/busy due to the holidays, so Mitsubishi Corporate will call us back in 2019.

Seems promising. I know other people have had problems with the dealership not having parts in stock, so I want to make sure they verify that before they take our iMiEV.

Since we'll be lucky enough to have our iMiEV at a dealership, I also want to see if we can pay them to do an inspection / general maintenance--but I need to research that more because I'm not sure what I should ask about.


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