Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Recalls
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.
The fuel tank may develop a leak due to a rubbing right side parking brake cable that contacts the fuel tank and causes damage.
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.
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 power steering system may develop a leak and as a result cause a loss of power steering assistance. This is due to abrasion and rust causing a hole in a tube that carries the power steering fluid. Loss of steering assist would lead to increased steering effort and possibly loss of vehicle control.
On vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the clutch may stop working unexpectedly.
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.