Mitsubishi Lancer Recalls
The engine and transmission may hesitate and fail to accelerate when commanded. This can result in risk of an accident.
The front suspension lower control arms may corrode excessively in areas where there is a higher concentration of salt water exposure, such as from use of road salt. This could cause the arms to separate from the vehicle frame, resulting in loss of vehicle control.
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.
The blower fan for the heating and air conditioning system may stop working. This may cause windows to fog up and reduce visibility, causing a safety risk.
The headlights, tail lights or windshield wipers may stop working intermittently. This could cause reduced visibility by the driver, or cause the vehicle to not be seen by others.
A ruptured passenger airbag inflator can result in injury.
The pulleys that drive the alternator, cooling fan and power steering pump as mounted on the engine may wear, causing the belt to come off. This can make steering more difficult and discharge the battery, resulting in the engine stalling.
The front passenger air bag may deploy with too much pressure in a crash. This can cause the inflator to rupture, releasing metal fragments that can injure occupants.
In states where salt is used on the roads, there may be a delay in air bag deployment during a crash. If air bag deployment is delayed in a crash, the driver or passenger could be injured.