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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Mitsubishi Pajero future in doubt, likely to be replaced by seven-seat soft-roader

It’s no secret the Mitsubishi Pajero’s days are numbered, given it's been gradually withdrawn from sale in various countries around the world – including most recently its home market in Japan where the ‘Final Edition’ has been released...

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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2017-18 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Pajero, over concerns about the welding strength on the front right-hand lower control arm. According to the company, 'inadequate welding strength' on the lower control arm could make it fail at one of the weld joints. If the lower control arm fails, the steering mightn't operate correctly, increasing the risk of injury or accident for both the driver and other road users...

Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition announced for Japan - UPDATE

Mitsubishi has announced the Pajero Final Edition for the Japanese market, limited to just 700 units. UPDATE, 29/4/19: Mitsubishi Australia has issued a statement regarding the Pajero's future in our market. See bottom of article for details The large off-roader will end a 37-year stint in its homeland when it's discontinued in August, though certain export markets like Australia will continue to get the long-running nameplate...

Mitsubishi Pajero development on pause

Mitsubishi has no Pajero in development yet, and the current version doesn’t have long to live before safety and emissions regulations in a growing number of countries spell the end of the current model’s 20-year run. The global market for big, tough and affordable 4x4s like this is actually battling as people opt for softer crossovers, and the cost of making one that meets all the legal requirements are steeper than ever...

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...

2013-17 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags

Mitsubishi Australia has issued a recall for 20,187 vehicles from its 2013 to 2017 'NW' and 'NX' Pajero model line as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice refers to the less-serious (but still potentially dangerous) 'beta' airbags, in this case fitted on the passenger's side...

2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected

The 2010-2014 'NT' and 'NW' Mitsubishi Pajero has been added to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week, joining numerous other model years of the Japanese off-roader that have been recalled for the same issue. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that could release metallic fragments into the cabin when deployed in an accident...

No Pajero three-door swansong for Oz

Despite its enduring popularity, and the solid resale value of the three-door Pajero on the second hand market in Australia, there’s no likelihood of a farewell swansong locally, following news of its demise in Japan. Mitsubishi Australia representatives hosed down any idea the three-door, which is so popular with off-roaders and grey nomads, would return to the new car market...

Mitsubishi Pajero: No replacement anytime soon

Mitsubishi fans have been asking when - if ever - they are likely to see a new generation of the legendary and still widely-liked Pajero off-roader. The answer is, not anytime soon, according to Mitsubishi Australia. “We cant speculate on whether we are developing a new Pajero,” Mitsubishi Motors Australia Head of Product Planning James Tol explained to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV...