Recall: Mitsubishi Malaysia conducts service campaign over six issues, involving 23,133 vehicles

By topgear, 07 November 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has issued six recalls today in what must be some sort of a record.  According to the company, this recall campaign involves about 23,133 units of vehicles, regarding issues on certain models as listed below:

* Owners of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia who are involved in this campaign will be informed by notification letters, with all cost regarding the parts replacement borne by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.

Recall issue Vehicles affected & manufacturing year Description
Inspection and rectification of rear parking brake.

Outlander (2016)

ASX (2013, 2015, 2017)


Improper Sealing of Parking Brake.

Due to improper sealing of parking brake, water may enter and caused the shaft to rust.

If continue to use, the rust will erode into the internal caliper and reduce the parking brake force.


Replacement of front wiper link ball joint. ASX (2011-2013)


Improper waterproof structure of the front deck portion.

In the event that water drops through the back of the front deck, the front wiper link ball joint may experience excessive moisture and corrode.


Inspection of engine auto tensioner.

ASX (2011-2012)

Lancer (2008 – 2012)

Lancer Sportback (2011-2012)


Insufficient strength durability for auto tensioner.

Due to the improper design of the auto tensioner, the sliding resistance force will increase over time.

This may cause damage on the flange area of the auto tensioner if the engine is used under high-speed driving.


Reprogramming of ASC ECU software. Outlander (2017)


Improper software in ASC ECU for Outlander.

Due to improper software in ASC ECU for Outlander, an electric noise will generate when the motor pump is activated. This causes incorrect IC operation, which results to ECU reset.

The hydraulic unit function may also be interrupted and may affect the vehicle’s driving stability.


Replacement of sunroof glass. Lancer EVO (2009)


Deterioration of the resin material may result in decrease of adhesive strength.

Depending on the temperature and weather humidity, the adhesive strength of the outer frame of the sunroof glass may become weak because of the resin material.

If the vehicle is still used under this condition, there is a possibility that the sunroof glass will detach from the outer frame.


Replacement of passenger airbag with countermeasure inflator. Lancer (2004-2007)


Deterioration of propellant may cause excessive internal pressure.

If the vehicle has been exposed to high levels of humidity for an extended period of time, the propellant; PSAN (phased- stabilized ammonium nitrate) may deteriorate and cause excessive internal pressure.

The inflator body of passenger side airbag may rupture, during a normal air bag deployment event.