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Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi, Nissan Recall Vehicles Due to Wiring Issues

Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi, Nissan Recall Vehicles Due to Wiring Issues

By Jeff Youngs,
Some 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles, and some Nissan Frontiers from model years 2012 through 2014 are being recalled by their manufacturers. Details are below, in alphabetical order by manufacturer.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi is recalling 733 model-year 2013 Outlander Sport vehicles that were manufactured July 20, 2012, through May 29, 2013, and equipped with leather seats. In the affected vehicles, the driver-side seat-mounted air bag wiring may have been improperly routed during the leather seat cover installation process. The seat height adjustment may damage the wiring, resulting in illumination of the air bag warning light. Subsequently, in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the driver-side seat-mounted air bag might not deploy.

Mitsubishi will notify owners and dealers will inspect the wiring of the driver side seat mounted air bag and re-route the wire if necessary, free of charge. If the wire is damaged, the seat-mounted air bag will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-001; owners may also reference National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall campaign ID number 14V031000.

2012-2014 Nissan Frontier
Nissan is recalling 13,535 model year 2012 through 2014 Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 28, 2012, through December 17, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly causing the main wire harness connected to the circuit breaker to face outward, potentially contacting a metal bolt located on the A-pillar. If the bolt wears through the wire harness covering, an electrical short could occur, possibly causing a fire.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the circuit breaker orientation. If the circuit breaker orientation is incorrect, dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early March 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 and may reference NHTSA recall campaign ID number 14V052000.

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