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Mitsubishi recalls Challenger and Pajero Sport models

By Tristan Tancredi, 06 Dec 2016 News

Mitsubishi recalls Challenger and Pajero Sport models

Mitsubishi issues recall due to tailgate corrosion.

MITSUBISHI Motors Australia has issued a recall for its 16MY QE Pajero Sport, 12-13MY PB Challenger and 14MY PC Challenger.

5924 Challengers and 13,932 Pajero Sports are affected by this recall.

The recall is due to insufficient anti-corrosion coating that was applied to the end cap on the outer tube of the tailgate gas springs.

This fault could result in corrosion, which may lead to breakage of the end cap. This could cause the tailgate to fall suddenly and thus lead to injury or a potential car accident.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Mitsubishi Motors Australia via mail. Owners will be advised to take their vehicles to their preferred dealer to get the replacement parts fitted.

The report also notes that the replacement parts are silver to assist in identification and to avoid supply delays.

This recall also applied to 11-12MY XA and 13-15MY XB ASX models.

Earlier this week, Isuzu Ute Australia recalled 12 15.5MY MU-Xs due to an incorrectly fitted fuel tank band. All 12 owners of affected vehicles have been contacted by Isuzu.

Nissan also issued a recall this week. This recall was due to malfunctioning airbags in certain D22 Navaras and Y61 Patrols. The passenger airbag inflators posed a risk of allowing moisture to enter the airbag inflator, which could cause the propellant in the inflator units to deteriorate. This may result in abnormal airbag deployment or metal fragment scatter.