Mitsubishi are facing one of the biggest car recalls seen in Australia in recent times with nearly 115,000 cars having a potential electrical fault.
Affecting Mitsubishi models – 380, Colt, Grandis, Lancer, Outlander and Pajero, the ACCC says that due to inappropriate structure of the base for the lighting switch platform, a crack may develop in the soldering in the printed circuit board between the base and the platform.
This crack could be caused by the repeated heating cycle of expansion and contraction.
In the worst case scenario, the cracked portion could cause a temporary continuity failure resulting in a situation where the head lamps and/or turn signal lamps turn off, do not turn on or stay on.
Owners of affected Mitsubishi vehicles will be contacted via letter.
The vehicles will be inspected, and if required the Printed Circuit Board (vehicles without headlamp washers) or the light switch (vehicles with headlamp washers) will be replaced.