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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2003-2008 Lancer and Lancer Evolution as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator scandal. More than 35,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign, designed to rectify the like-for-like replacements fitted to those cars in 2015 as part of campaign 010093...

Mitsubishi implores Takata-affected owners to have cars fixed

Mitsubishi Australia has called for owners of its cars fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators to have their vehicles fixed. According t0 the company, just 136,000 of the 235,151 cars fitted with the potentially fatal inflators have been fixed. Degradation of the inflator propellant means metal fragments could shoot out in an accident, putting occupants at serious risk of injury, even death...

Mitsubishi Outlander, Lancer and ASX recalled

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...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

Mitsubishi Lancer gone by end of 2018

The venerable Mitsubishi Lancer will exit Australian showrooms before the end of 2018 and begin an indefinite hiatus, until a potential successor is created using a platform from its Alliance partners: majority owner Nissan, and French brand Renault...

Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 48,209 vehicles across its ASX, Lancer and Outlander range from various years, over concerns the vehicles could stall while driving. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected vehicles may be fitted with a faulty power relay that generates excessive heat, resulting in relay failure...

Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt: 'Do we need it', new operations boss asks

Mitsubishi says it will likely focus on its strong points in the SUV and light commercial vehicle segments while it looks to rebuild its fortunes, before venturing back into the passenger car segment. The news signals a potential end for models such as Lancer and Mirage in short to medium term...

2017 Mitsubishi Grand Lancer facelift revealed in Taiwan, not coming to Australia - UPDATED

The updated and facelifted Mitsubishi Grand Lancer has just been unveiled in Taiwan with all new exterior panels, except for possibly the roof. Stylistically, the Grand Lancer is clearly related to the vehicle still available in Australia, but features a more angular design up front complete with the company's Dynamic Shield treatment...

Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off

Nissan says that its approach with newly acquired Japanese brand Mitsubishi is to leverage scale in manufacturing and parts in order to increase profit margins, not to make clones of its existing cars with different badges...

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...

Mitsubishi Lancer production reported to end this year - UPDATE

The Mitsubishi Lancer's decade-long run as the diamond brand's small car is set to end in August this year, reports out of the US suggest. The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise: Mitsubishi has repeatedly said it is reshaping itself to be an SUV and pick-up truck manufacturer, and the Lancer Evolution – the brand's hero vehicle for years – has been axed already...