Australian owners of some of Mitsubishi’s best-selling SUV models are being asked to return their vehicle to a dealership to have new tailgate strut components installed.
The Mitsubishi SUV recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects the following vehicles:
- MY11-12 Mitsubishi ASX – XA Series
- MY13-15 Mitsubishi ASX – XB Series
- MY16 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – QE Series
- MY12-13 Mitsubishi Challenger – PB Series
- MY14 Mitsubishi Challenger – PC Series
Is your Mitsubishi SUV affected? Check here (have your VIN handy).
The recall notice advises that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has identified that insufficient anti corrosion coating was applied to the end cap on the outer tube of the tailgate gas springs, and this may result in corrosion.
Corrosion may result in the end cap breaking and hitting the operator and/or the tailgate falling-down suddenly and this may result in an injury or a potential accident.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia will contact all known owners by mail and advise them to present their vehicle to their preferred dealer to have replacement parts installed.
More recall info is also available from Mitsubishi Motors Australia on 1300 1312 11 or local Mitsubishi dealerships.