If you own a Mitsubishi Lancer, ASX or Outlander manufactured between March 2015 and November 2016, you need to bring the vehicle to an authorised Mitsubishi Motors dealer to replace an engine control unit (ECU) relay. The relay protects the engine’s ECU from any sudden surge of voltage. If it is not replaced, the internal parts of the relay may fail and subsequently affect certain functions of the engine.
According to Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) some 5,000 vehicles in total (distributed by the company) are being recalled. The specific units affected are listed below:
Separately, MMM is also requesting owners of 115 units of the Pajero Exceed (this is the big Pajero model which was imported by MMM for a couple of years) manufactured from March 2010 – July 2012 to bring their vehicles to authorised dealers for the replacement of the passenger side airbag inflator module. The module is part of the airbag system made by Takata and millions of vehicles worldwide have been recalled by various manufacturers for recall as there is a risk of the module breaking up during inflation of the airbag. Metal fragments from this break-up can cause serious injuries and death.
“Safety is our utmost priority thus MMM is taking this initiative to assure customer’s safety and regrets the inconvenience caused to the affected customers,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.
MMM will issue notification letters to all affected Mitsubishi owners and the full cost of the replacement will be borne by the company. Should you own an affected vehicle but do not receive any letter, it could be that you are not the original owner and the contact details are not with MMM. Nevertheless, you are still entitled to the replacements of the ECU and airbag inflator module if your vehicle is on their recall list.
For assistance, contact the MMM Customer Careline at 1800 18 8161 (9 am – 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays excluding public holidays). For the list of service centres and further information, visit www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my.