Mitsubishi Recalls 2008–2009 Vehicles Due to Defective Fuel Return Pipe
Engine, September 29, 2009
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Mitsubishi is recalling 2008–2009 Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart models equipped with turbocharged engines due to a poor connection where the fuel return pipe is attached to the engine, which may cause a stress crack to develop. If this occurs, fuel may leak, which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. To correct the problem, the fuel return pipe will be replaced and additional attachment brackets installed free of charge.
Mfr's Report Date:
September 29, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY
Potential Number of Units Affected:
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 LANCER EVOLUTION, RALLIART, AND SPORTBACK RALLIART VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TURBOCHARGED ENGINES. THE MANNER IN WHICH THE FUEL RETURN PIPE IS ATTACHED TO THE ENGINE, IN COMBINATION WITH FREQUENT VEHICLE OPERATION AT CERTAIN ENGINE REVOLUTIONS, MAY RESULT IN A RESONANCE THAT, IF CONTINUED OVER TIME, MAY CAUSE A STRESS CRACK TO DEVELOP AT THE FIXED PORTION OF THE FUEL PIPE.
IF THIS STRESS CRACK DEVELOPS, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY OCCUR. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
THE FUEL RETURN PIPE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW PART AND TWO ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENT BRACKETS WILL BE INSTALLED TO BETTER CONTROL FUEL PIPE VIBRATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-888-648-7820.
MITSUBISHI'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SR-09-004.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration