Mitsubishi Outlander, Lancer and ASX recalled

Four separate issues affect over 230,000 units in Australia
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Mitsubishi issued four separate recall campaigns including more than 230,000 vehicles, addressing issues with the ASX, Outlander and Lancer.

The first campaign includes 70,795 vehicles across the MY13-15.5 ASX and MY13-16 Outlander lines, both of which suffer two issues. All vehicles in the recall have an improperly sealed parking brake caliper which may allow water entry, causing rust on the parking brake shaft. As a result, the brake shaft may stick and cars may roll away when parked.

The second condition only affects some of the recalled cars. On these vehicles, the automatic parking brake adjuster may not compensate for pad wear, increasing the risk of rollaway. A VIN list is accessible here.

Campaign number two is related to the sunroof glass outer-frame adhesive on 3992 MY08-10 Lancers and MY07-10 Outlanders.

According to the company, inappropriate resin material may weaken the adhesive, potentially causing the sunroof glass to detach from its frame while driving. A VIN list is here.

Recall three is the largest campaign, including 105,064 cars across the MY11-12 ASX, MY08-12 Lancer and MY08-12 Outlander lines. Mitsubishi says the auto-tensioner flange on the engine might crack under high-load driving conditions, which could cause the drive-belt to fall off.

If the issue occurs, the engine warning light will illuminate, a loss of power-steering assistance will occur, the battery will discharge and the engine may overheat or stall. A VIN list is attached here.

The final recall is limited to the MY11-15.5 ASX, but there are still another 53,911 vehicles involved. Mitsubishi says water could enter between the bonnet and windscreen, potentially causing water entry and corrosion on the front wiper ball joint.

If this happens, the wiper link can separate and stop the wipers working properly. A VIN list is included here.

In all cases, Mitsubishi will contact owners and advise them to take their cars to a dealer for a fix. Concerned owners can call the company on 1300 131 211, or get in touch with their nearest dealer.