Mitsubishi Recalls 227K for Sunroof, Parking Brake Issues

Dealers will begin repairs in late March.

by on Feb.02, 2018

Mitsubishi is recalling 227,000 cars, including Lancers, to resolve a couple of defects.

Mitsubishi’s ongoing comeback in the U.S. has hit a rough patch as the automaker announced a recall of nearly 227,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix glass sunroofs that can fly off and parking brakes that may fail.

The sunroof recall covers about 57,000 Outlanders built from 2007 to 2010, Lancers from 2008 to 2010, Lancer Evolutions from 2009 and 2010, and 2010 Lancer Sportbacks. The sunroof glass can detach while the vehicle is in motion and become a hazard.

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Dealers will replace the glass at no cost to the customer.

The parking brake recall covers more than 170,000 Outlanders from 2014 to 2016 and Outlander Sports from 2013 to 2016.

(Recall costs topping $20 billion in the U.S. Find out more, Click Here.)

The parking brake shafts can corrode and possibly stick due to a problem with water getting into the rear brake calipers. The corrosion can stop the parking brake from holding the vehicles.

To fix the problem, dealers will replace the brake boot, lever and caliper bodies, if necessary. They’ll also replace the piston assembly. Both recalls start March 27.

(Click Here to see details about Mitsubishi’s strong results in 2017.)

Mitsubishi is coming off its fifth consecutive calendar year sales increase with total sales for the year up 7.7% compared with 2016 in an industry that saw a decline of 1.8% compared to 2016. By doing so, Mitsubishi Motors became the fastest growing non-luxury brand in the Unites States in 2017, officials noted.

“While we’re excited for the success the brand achieved in 2017, we’re hitting the ground running in 2018 with the launch of two new CUVs,” said Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi’s North American leader.

(Toyota recalls 654K vehicles due to airbag issue. Click Here for the story.)

Mitsu is pushing into 2018 with momentum thanks to a combination of new product, new advertising that has elevated the brand’s visibility in the U.S. and the support of the Renault-Nissan-Alliance.

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One Response to “Mitsubishi Recalls 227K for Sunroof, Parking Brake Issues”

  1. JAE says:

    Slow and steady wins the race