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Mitsubishi Motors to Send Letters to Owners of Vehicles Equipped With Air Bags; Aim Is To Increase Occupant Awareness About Air Bag Deployment

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. (MMSA) will be sending letters with warning labels to owners of Mitsubishi Motors' vehicles equipped with air bags to increase occupant awareness about air bag deployment by communicating additional recommended procedures for driving and riding in the owner's air bag-equipped vehicle.

Mitsubishi Motors representatives are working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the agency's recommendations about future air bag applications. In accordance with NHTSA's final rule, Mitsubishi Motors intends to apply warning labels to all new vehicles produced for sale in the U.S.

MMSA plans to make a public announcement when it begins to send the letters to current owners of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles with air bags.

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. was established in 1982 by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Tokyo, and markets a full line of subcompacts, mid-size sedans, sports coupes, grand touring sports cars, luxury performance sedans and sport utility vehicles.

SOURCE Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America
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/CONTACT: Michael Krems or Kyle Bazemore, both of Mitsubishi Motors, in California: 800-828-MMSA, or national: 800-233-MMSA; or email: mmsapr@mslpr.com/

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