Mitsubishi Lancer Recalls

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In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

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The ventilation system blower motor may fail. This can cause reduced visibility because of windows fogging up due to a lack of defroster operation. The dealership will replace the blower motor free of charge to correct this concern.

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The electronic control unit (ECU) may fail, causing failure of the headlights, tail lights and windshield wipers. This could cause visibility problems for the driver, as well as others seeing the vehicle. The affected ECU will be replaced free of charge by the dealership to correct the problem.

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Moisture sensitive airbag system components may deteriorate in humid climate regions, causing an increase in inflator pressure which ruptures when passenger airbags are deployed. Injury can result from inflator parts striking an occupant. Dealers will replace affected airbag inflators to correct this concern. This recall supersedes recall 14V-421.

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The pulleys that the drive the alternator, cooling fan and power steering pump mounted on the engine may experience unusual wear, resulting in the drive belt coming off. Dealers will replace the belt and any worn pulleys free of charge to resolve the concern.

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When deployed by a crash, the passenger front air bag may come out with too much force, causing the inflator to rupture. This can result in metal debris striking occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the problem.

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Where heavy salt is used on the roads, the mixture of melted snow and salt may stick to the front impact sensors. Over time, this causes corrosion of the sensor, and could cause a possible delay in the deployment of the air bags in the event of a collision. The delay in deployment could cause an injury. Dealers will install new front air bag sensors with improved corrosion resistance. The recall began on November 27, 2009.

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A check valve in the power brake booster may stick and cause the brake pedal to be harder than usual, usually after the vehicle has been shut off and then restarted. This may lead to longer stopping distances, which may create a safety hazard. Dealers will replace the brake booster check valve. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-09-002. This recall began in April, 2009.

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On certain vehicles the turbo charger coolant hose was incorrectly manufactured and may allow leakage of coolant. Coolant may run onto hot exhaust manifold and start on fire. Dealers will replace the affected hose free of charge.

The Mitsubishi recall # is SR-05-0004

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The gross vehicle weight (GVWR) and gross axle weight rating (GAWR) as stated on the certification label are in error. Overloading can result in vehicle damage and adversely affect performance, including handling and braking, and tire failure may also result. Dealers will replace the certification label to correct this concern.