McLaren Automotive Incorporated is Recalling certain 2012 MP4-12C vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 19, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

McLaren Recall: Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

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

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)

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

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration