Recall 15V546000

Fuel Tank Leaks

Recall Details

The parking brake cable on the right side may rub through the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel leak. Dealers will replace the right side parking brake cable, inspect the fuel tank for signs of abrasion and replace affected tanks free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fuel tank may develop a leak due to a rubbing right side parking brake cable that contacts the fuel tank and causes damage.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mitsubishi must be performed by a Mitsubishi dealership. Mitsubishi began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in late 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mitsubishi dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

 

Exhaust & Emissions, August 31, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 31, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,497
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V546000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE , PARKING BRAKE
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured January 31, 2014, to September 5, 2014, and 2014-2015 Lancer Ralliart vehicles manufactured February 3, 2014, to September 5, 2014. The affected turbocharged vehicles have a right parking brake cable that may contact the fuel tank, wearing away the tank's protective coating.
Consequence
Without the protective coating, the fuel tank may rust and leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right parking brake cable, and inspect the fuel tank, free of charge. If the fuel tank's exterior coating shows signs of damage from abrasive contact with the right parking brake cable, the fuel tank will also be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-15-009.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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