Vehicles Affected: Approximately 460,000 model-year 2000-05 Mitsubishi Eclipse sports cars manufactured between April 5, 1999, and Dec. 17, 2004; 2001-05 Eclipse Spyder sports cars manufactured between Jan. 19, 2000, and March 18, 2005; 2001-05 Chrysler Sebring cars manufactured between April 17, 2000, and Feb. 21, 2005; and 2001-05 Dodge Stratus sedans manufactured between April 17, 2000, and Feb. 22, 2005
The Problem: The passenger-side sun visor may be folded down in such a position that, if the passenger frontal airbag deploys, the passenger-side visor may detach and could be propelled rearward, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
The Fix: Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the passenger-side sun visor for free.
What Owners Should Do: The automakers have not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Mitsubishi at 888-648-7820, Chrysler at 800-334-9200, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more information.
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