Thanks to Aerowhatt for that excellent explanation. I would've been more comfortable with early notice from Mitsu saying that the car is part of a recall occurring in several phases, with older cars being taken care of first, and that if we have any special considerations (like a carport with a tropical ocean view), to call their hotline.
Don, if your first car hadn't been garaged all this time, I'd be concerned about accelerated degradation of the inflator.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 76,000 miles
i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet