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 Campaign||Description|
|ASX (2013, 2015, 2017)
|Inspection and rectification of rear parking brake||Water 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 tensioner||Improper 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 software||Improper 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 replacement||Replacement of faulty Takata Passenger side airbag that may rupture and send metal shards to the occupant|
|Lancer EVO (2009)||Replacement of sunroof glass||Deterioration 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 joint||Improper 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.