WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 19, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V005000
Manufacturer: McLaren Automotive Incorporated
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 359
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Summary: McLaren Automotive Incorporated (McLaren) is recalling certain 2012 MP4-12C vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, Puerto Rico, American
Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Remedy: McLaren will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available.
McLaren will send a letter to the affected owners to notify them of the recall and will mail a follow up letter when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact McLaren customer service at 1-646-429-8916.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration