Well the reason is that apparently, Mitsubishi has found a problem with the front impact sensors. For those of you who don’t know, the impact sensors are there to detect the force of a collision and therefore decide if the airbags should be deployed or not. The 29.353 Lancers and EVO’s they are recalling were sold in “salt belt regions”* and actually I have absolutely no idea what that means. I mean it obviously has something to do with salt. Anyway, they say that melted snow and road salt can stick to the front impact sensors and corrode them so they could fail to deploy the airbags in the case of a serious crash. Apparently these salty regions are the following: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. So, if you own an Lancer built between 2008-’09 and you live somewhere in the above states, call your Mitsu driver and get those sensors replaced.
Source: Inside Line