Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia issues six recalls for ASX, Lancers & Outlander


Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has just announced six recalls for Mitsubishi vehicles concerning the ASX (2011 -2013), Lancer (2004 – 2012), Lancer Sportback (2011 – 2012), Lancer EVO (2009) and Outlander (2016 – 2017).

A total of 23,133 vehicles sold through official MMM distribution channels are affected. Owners of these vehicles are advised to send their Mitsubishi vehicles to an authorised service centre to carry out the necessary repairs and replacement. The issues concerning affected vehicles are as below:

Model (Year Made)Field Fix CampaignDescription
ASX (2013, 2015, 2017)

 

Outlander (2016)

Inspection and rectification of rear parking brakeWater may seep through the improper sealing of parking brake and cause the internal caliper to rust
ASX (2011 – 2012)

 

Lancer (2008 – 2012)

 

Lancer Sportback (2011 – 2012)

Inspection of engine auto tensionerImproper design of the auto tensioner, the sliding resistance force will increase over time causing damage on the flange area of the auto tensioner during high-speed driving
Outlander (2017)Reprogramming of ASC ECU softwareImproper software in the Active Stability Control ECU which may cause the ECU to reset, affecting the vehicle’s driving stability
Lancer (2004-2007)Takata passenger airbag replacementReplacement of faulty Takata Passenger side airbag that may rupture and send metal shards to the occupant
Lancer EVO (2009)Replacement of sunroof glassDeterioration of the resin material may result in decrease of adhesive strength which may cause the sunroof glass to detach from the outer frame
ASX (2011-2013)Replacement of front wiper link ball jointImproper waterproof structure of the front deck portion causing the ball joint to corrode over time

The company will be issuing notification letters to all affected owners and all costs involving in the replacement and rectification will be borne by the company. Alternatively all Mitsubishi owners can check whether their vehicles are involved in any recall campaign by keying in their Vehicle Identification Number here.


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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