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Mitsubishi Lancer Recalls

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03/27/18 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2009-2012 lancer, 2008-2012 outlander, 2010-2012 lancer sportback, and 2011-2012 outlander sport vehicles equipped with either a 4b11 or 4b12 engine. the drive belt automatic tensioner flange may crack, allowing the accessory drive belt to detach.

If the drive belt detaches, the battery will discharge and the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the belt tensioner with one that has an improved shape, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 27, 2018. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-18-001.

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.
07/19/16 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 lancer and lancer evolution vehicles manufactured june 29, 2005, to june 19, 2007, equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began on july 19, 2016. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-002.

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.
10/13/15 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured january 31, 2014, to september 5, 2014, and 2014-2015 lancer ralliart vehicles manufactured february 3, 2014, to september 5, 2014. the affected turbocharged vehicles have a right parking brake cable that may contact the fuel tank, wearing away the tank's protective coating.

Without the protective coating, the fuel tank may rust and leak. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right parking brake cable, and inspect the fuel tank, free of charge. if the fuel tank's exterior coating shows signs of damage from abrasive contact with the right parking brake cable, the fuel tank will also be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on october 13, 2015. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-15-009.

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.
06/15/15 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 lancer vehicles manufactured march 16, 2009, to march 30, 2011, 2010-2011 lancer sportback vehicles manufactured june 17, 2009, to december 1, 2010, 2010-2011 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured july 14, 2009, to january 7, 2011, 2009-2011 outlander vehicles manufactured february 10, 2009, to june 22, 2011, and 2011 outlander sport vehicles manufactured august 26, 2010, to november 19, 2010. in the affected vehicles, the blower motor may fail.

Failure of the blower motor may reduce the performance of the windshield defroster, diminishing the driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace a suspect blower motor, free of charge. the recall began on june 15, 2015. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-15-003.

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.
10/15/14 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 lancer, lancer evolution, and outlander; 2009-2011 lancer sportback, lancer rilliart, and lancer sportback ralliart; and 2011 outlander sport vehicles. the affected vehicles, manufactured with 4b1 engines, have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped). these pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment.

If the drive belt detaches, the battery may discharge, resulting in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive belt with a rubber belt. drive pulleys that are excessively worn will be replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 15, 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-009.

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.
07/01/14 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2014 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured january 31, 2014, through february 21, 2014, and 2014 lancer ralliart vehicles manufactured february 3, 2014, through february 14, 2014. the affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the crossmember brace.

Due to abrasion and rust, a hole may develop in the power steering tube, allowing the fluid to leak out, resulting in added steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash. additionally, the leaking fluid increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source such as a hot engine or exhaust component.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the power steering tube for sufficient clearance. if the vehicle has insufficient clearance, the power steering tube assembly will be replaced, free of charge. the manufacturer notified owners in july 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-004.

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.
08/15/05 On certain passenger vehicles, the turbo charger coolant hose was incorrectly manufactured, and may allow coolant leakage.

If a leak occurs, during vehicle operation when the manifold is hot, coolant may ignite and cause a vehicle fire.

Dealers will replace the turbo charger coolant hose free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2005. owners may contact mitsubishi at 888-648-7820.

Mitsubishi recall no. sr-05-004.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/29/09 Engine Mitsubishi is recalling model year 2008-2009 lancer evolution, ralliart, and sportback ralliart vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines. the manner in which the fuel return pipe is attached to the engine, in combination with frequent vehicle operation at certain engine revolutions, may result in a resonance that, if continued over time, may cause a stress crack to develop at the fixed portion of the fuel pipe.

If this stress crack develops, fuel leakage may occur. fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

The fuel return pipe will be replaced with a new part and two additional attachment brackets will be installed to better control fuel pipe vibration. this service will be performed free of charge. the recall began on september 29, 2009. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.

Mitsubishi's recall campaign number is sr-09-004.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11/12/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured from december 12, 2007, through march 5, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the clutch master cylinder can fail.

Failure of the clutch master cylinder reduces the ability to shift the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected clutch master cylinders free of charge. the recall began on november 12, 2013. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's campaign number for this recall is sr-13-009.

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.
10/13/15 Brakes and Traction Control Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured january 31, 2014, to september 5, 2014, and 2014-2015 lancer ralliart vehicles manufactured february 3, 2014, to september 5, 2014. the affected turbocharged vehicles have a right parking brake cable that may contact the fuel tank, wearing away the tank's protective coating.

Without the protective coating, the fuel tank may rust and leak. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right parking brake cable, and inspect the fuel tank, free of charge. if the fuel tank's exterior coating shows signs of damage from abrasive contact with the right parking brake cable, the fuel tank will also be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on october 13, 2015. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-15-009.

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.
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09/14/16 Suspension and Steering Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 lancer, 2004 lancer wagon, 2003-2006 lancer evolution, 2003-2006 outlander and 2007-2013 outlander v-6 vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, 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. in the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.

A detached front control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began january 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-003.

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.
02/27/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2007-2010 outlander, 2008-2010 lancer, 2009-2010 lancer evolution, and 2010 lancer sportback vehicles equipped with sunroofs. the sunroof glass may detach from the sunroof assembly, becoming a road hazard to other vehicles.

If the sunroof glass detaches from the assembly while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof glass assembly, free of charge. the recall began on february 27, 2018. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-18-003.

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.
10/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2015-2017 outlander, 2015-2016 lancer and outlander sport, and 2015 lancer evolution vehicles. these vehicles may have defective relays that can result in an engine stall, reduced engine power or the engine overheating.

If the engine stalls, there is an increased the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected relays, free of charge. the recall began october 24, 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-17-005.

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.
06/15/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 mitsubishi lancer vehicles manufactured january 12, 2009, to july 6, 2010, 2009-2010 outlander vehicles manufactured january 12, 2009, to august 27, 2010, 2010 lancer sportback vehicles manufactured june 17, 2009, to june 8, 2010, and 2010 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured july 14, 2009, to august 4, 2010. the affected vehicles have an electronic control unit (ecu) that controls the head lights, tail lights, and windshield wipers. due to a manufacturing error, the voltage inside this ecu may be unstable.

Unstable voltage could result in intermittent failure of the vehicle's head lights, tail lights, and windshield wipers. if the headlights and/or windshield wipers fail, the driver could have reduced visibility. if the tail lights fail, the vehicle could be less visible. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected ecu, free of charge. the recall began on june 15 ,2015. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-15-002.

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.
11/27/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi is recalling model year 2008-2009 lancer and lancer evolution vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of 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 district of columbia. in areas where heavy road salt is used in the winter, a long term exposure to a mixture of melted snow with salt thrown up by the other vehicles on the road may cause a water-salt mixture to adhere to the front impact sensors.

This coating over time may cause corrosion of the sensor. in the event of a vehicle crash of the type that would deploy the airbags this type of short-circuit may cause a delay in the deployment of the airbags which could result in driver or passenger injury.

Dealers will install new front airbag sensors that have improved corrosion resistance. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on november 27, 2009. owners may contact mitsubishi customer relations department at 1-888-648-7820.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

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Mitsubishi Lancer Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.