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Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 31,965 of its current-generation Lancer, ASX and Outlander vehicles built between 2015 and 2016 equipped with the continuously-variable transmission over concerns the vehicles could experience an unexpected loss of power.

The Japanese manufacturer reports that the affected vehicles may, in certain driving conditions, experience a delay in acceleration.

If the condition occurs, this could potentially cause an accident.

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Above: Mitsubishi Outlander

Specific model years and number of recalled vehicles for each model lines are as follows:

‘CF’ Lancer – 2016 (2070 vehicles)
‘XB’ ASX – 2015 and 2015.5 (20,295 vehicles)
‘ZK’ Outlander – 2016 (8970 vehicles)

The list of VIN ranges for the recalled vehicles can be viewed here.

Owners of the affected models will be contacted by Mitsubishi Australia via mail and are advised to present their vehicle to their local dealer to have the transmission control unit’s software upgraded.

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Above: Mitsubishi Lancer

The recall work will be conducted at no charge.

For more information, customers can contact Mitsubishi customer support on 1300 131 211.

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