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I'm after thoughts on adding our new family bus to...

Post by El_Freddo » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:07 pm

my rest section!

It's an MY05 plated NP Pajero Diesel, so not a subaru.

But it's getting some attention and I'm happy to share what I've done/doing.

So throw us a yay or nay below please!

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Bennie
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Post by Subyroo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:02 pm

Bennie, I hope I'm not going to rain on your parade so to speak, but have you checked to see if the Pajero was subject to the Takata Airbag Recall?

Some people have been caught up in a fiasco whereby vehicle manufacturers will not make a replacement airbag/s for older vehicles. This then renders the vehicles un-roadworthy for registration, the manufacturer then offers to buy the vehicle at "Market Value".

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Post by El_Freddo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:51 pm

Yeah Subyroo, I’ve seen that recall. It effects the Gen2 Pajeros. There’s a movement building to have Mitsubishi replace the airbag. Apparently that’s what’s happening in Japan.

One guy had an issue where his vehicle wasn’t effected but the replacement airbag he had installed cane from a vehicle that was. He had to press MMA to get them to send a tech out that apparently has a list of serial codes that are effected. His replacement airbag apparently isn’t on the list - which is weird since the donor’s VIN was on the list...

Apparently MMA are allowing owners to remove accessories before their car is taken. I don’t see the point in this since these accessories are for a vehicle that’s in the process of being wiped out at the moment.

If you want to read the thread, have a look here

Our Pajero is a Gen3 NP. Hopefully not going to be on any list in the future.

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Post by Subyroo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:52 pm

I had heard of other cars having "recycled" air bags placed into their cars. Can't remember if it was here or overseas.

I can feel your relief that your Pajero is not on the list.
Strange that they let owners remove accessories, as you say, they are of no use to anybody unless of course they fit other models as well.

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