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Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:58 pm

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innov ... 1510f8079c

ALMOST every Mitsubishi model sold in Australia over the past 10 years — close to 500,000 cars — and 324,000 of Toyota’s most popular cars are being recalled for safety reasons.

Although the faults are different, the recalls for 800,000 cars amount to the highest number ever issued in a two-day period in Australia.

Mitsubishi is recalling a range of models made over the past 10 years including Lancer sedan, Triton ute, Pajero 4WD, Outlander SUV, Challenger SUV, Colt hatchback and the iMiev electric car.

Faults include electrical problems which can affect turn signals, wipers and lights.

On the Mitsubishi Evo performance car the handbrake cable can rub on the fuel tank, causing it to rust and leaving it exposed to a possible fuel leak.


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http://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/ne ... les-102951
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby Skrallex » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:38 pm

Argh, such a pain to take it in :(

EDIT: For those with CJ's that aren't RA or EvoX, the faults are as below:

For 09-10MY Lancer Sedan and Sportback:
What are the defects?
An inappropriate manufacturing process of an electrical part on a manufacturing line may cause the voltage inside the ETACS ECU to be unstable.

What are the hazards?
The head lights may turn off and/or the window wipers may become inoperable. Under certain driving conditions, this could potentially cause an accident.


For various Lancer Sedan and Sportback:
What are the defects?
The turn signal and lighting switch connector terminals may become worn during switch operation due to insufficient rigidity. This may result in an accumulation of oxidised dust on the connector terminals. Excessive dust accumulation can act as an insulator, affecting proper terminal conductivity.

What are the hazards?
Continued usage under this condition could cause conduction failure resulting in head lamp, turn signal lamps, parking lamp, front/rear fog lamp, tail lamp, number plate lamp and cabin lamp failing to operate or to operate intermittently.
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:43 pm

Either wait for the call/email or just call and give them your rego and they can look it up to see if your CJ is part of the recall.

Amazing I don't remember seeing anything about this on the TV news tonight.
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby Skrallex » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:52 pm

I doubt they would have my email as I bought it second hand and never re-registered it with mitsubishi or anything. The recalls.gov.au site lists the VIN # ranges affected, can confirm mine may be affected by the second one, the signal and lighting switch oxidation issue.

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Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:14 pm

Wasn't there someone new to the forum with fog light and cluster issues, could be the oxidation issue?

FYI mines in the " An inappropriate manufacturing process of an electrical part on a manufacturing line may cause the voltage inside the ETACS ECU to be unstable." what ever that means?
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby toc » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:48 pm

What gives with the VIN ranges provided on the recall?
http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index ... Id/1088812

JMFSNCZ4A9U000201 ~ JMFSNCZ4AFU000214

Observe that the characters wrap around? So is it read that all vehicles from JMFSNCZ4A9U000201 to JMFSNCZ4A9U999999 and then JMFSNCZ4AAU000001 and so on?
Or is that trying to say only 14 vehicles made are affected - 201 to 214 (inclusive)?
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby toc » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:51 pm

Lancer1993 wrote:Wasn't there someone new to the forum with fog light and cluster issues, could be the oxidation issue?

FYI mines in the " An inappropriate manufacturing process of an electrical part on a manufacturing line may cause the voltage inside the ETACS ECU to be unstable." what ever that means?


Voltage Regulator soldered on the board has poor manufacturer quality perhaps?
Dodgy capacitor..

A few reasons, but I bet it's close to one of those, so the answer is to replace the ETACS ecu.
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Postby burfadel » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:47 pm

Please note there are THREE separate recalls for the Lancer.

The first applies to 09-10MY Lancer sedans and sportbacks.

What are the defects?
An inappropriate manufacturing process of an electrical part on a manufacturing line may cause the voltage inside the ETACS ECU to be unstable.

What are the hazards?
The head lights may turn off and/or the window wipers may become inoperable. Under certain driving conditions, this could potentially cause an accident.


Lancer Sport-back
Campaign number: 010095
JMFLMCX4A9U000462 ~ 000539
JMFLMCX4AAU000201 ~ 000316
JMFLNCX4A9U001134 ~ 002277
JMFLNCX4AAU000201 ~ 002636
JMFLNCX5A9U000697 ~ 000909
JMFLNCX5AAU000201 ~ 000457
JMFLTCX4A9U001832 ~ 003796
JMFLTCX4AAU000201 ~ 004038
JMFLTCX5A9U000843 ~ 001035
JMFLTCX5AAU000201 ~ 000530

Lancer Sedan
Campaign number: 010096
JMFSMCY4A9U000479 ~ 000596
JMFSMCY4AAU000201 ~ 000600
JMFSMCZ4A9U000725 ~ 000726
JMFSMCZ4AAU000203 ~ 000295
JMFSNCY4A9U001190 ~ 002748
JMFSNCY4AAU000201 ~ 004796
JMFSNCY5A9U001068 ~ 001249
JMFSNCY5AAU000201 ~ 001020
JMFSNCZ4AAU000208 ~ 000253
JMFSTCY4A9U003267 ~ 006770
JMFSTCY4AAU000201 ~ 009777
JMFSTCY5A9U001179 ~ 001727
JMFSTCY5AAU000201 ~ 001428
JMYSNCZ4A9U000742 ~ 000750
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby burfadel » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:53 pm

The second appears to apply to all CJ Lancers, around 121,000 in total.

What are the defects?
The turn signal and lighting switch connector terminals may become worn during switch operation due to insufficient rigidity. This may result in an accumulation of oxidised dust on the connector terminals. Excessive dust accumulation can act as an insulator, affecting proper terminal conductivity.

What are the hazards?
Continued usage under this condition could cause conduction failure resulting in head lamp, turn signal lamps, parking lamp, front/rear fog lamp, tail lamp, number plate lamp and cabin lamp failing to operate or to operate intermittently.


Lancer Sedan
Campaign number: 010108
JMFSMCY4A9U000217 ~ JMFSMCY4AFU000203
JMFSMCZ4A9U000201 ~ JMFSMCZ4AFU000214
JMFSNCY4A8U000202 ~ JMFSNCY4AFU000565
JMFSNCY5A9U000203 ~ JMFSNCY5AFU000290
JMFSNCZ4A9U000201 ~ JMFSNCZ4AFU000214
JMFSTCY4A8U000202 ~ JMFSTCY4AFU001029
JMFSTCY5A9U000216 ~ JMFSTCY5AFU000436

Lancer Sport-back
Campaign number: 010109
JMFLMCX4A9U000201 ~ JMFLMCX4ADU000209
JMFLNCX4A9U000202 ~ JMFLNCX4AEU000771
JMFLNCX5A9U000201 ~ JMFLNCX5AFU000360
JMFLTCX4A9U000201 ~ JMFLTCX4AEU001750
JMFLTCX5A9U000201 ~ JMFLTCX5AFU000597
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:58 pm

New ETACS ECU maybe I can get them to activate a few things like having the doors lock when you go over 30kph. Wonder how this might effect my Instrument Cluster upgrade I have now planned for next week?

I'll get on to them in the morning but if the last recall for the drive belts is any guide odds are the dealer probably doesn't even know about it yet.

Edited - just looking at the other thing and mine might be on that list too... could be a long day to get it checked when booked in. Wonder how long parts will take to come in and if they become short of supplies like the drive belt issue?
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby burfadel » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:59 pm

The third applies to 14-15MY Lancer Evolution and Ralliart

What are the defects?
The rear right hand side parking brake cable may interfere with fuel tank and may result in damage to the protective coating of the fuel tank.

What are the hazards?
The fuel tank might rust through, allowing fuel to leak.


14MY Lancer Evolution 10
Campaign number: 010104
JMFSMCZ4AEU000247 ~ JMFSMCZ4AEU000271
JMFSNCZ4AEU000256 ~ JMFSNCZ4AEU000295

15MY Lancer Evolution 10
Campaign number: 010104
JMFSMCZ4AFU000201 ~ JMFSMCZ4AFU000209
JMFSNCZ4AFU000201 ~ JMFSNCZ4AFU000214

14MY Ralliart
Campaign number: 010105
JMFSMCY4AEU000394 ~ JMFSMCY4AEU000478

15MY Ralliart
Campaign number: 010105
JMFSMCY4AFU000201 ~ JMFSMCY4AFU000205
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby burfadel » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:02 pm

Lancer1993 wrote:New ETACS ECU maybe I can get them to activate a few things like having the doors lock when you go over 30kph. Wonder how this might effect my Instrument Cluster upgrade I have now planned for next week?

I'll get on to them in the morning but if the last recall for the drive belts is any guide odds are the dealer probably doesn't even know about it yet.


It is a safety recall and not a warranty issue, however better be on the safe side as it's a matter of argument.

Hope they don't decide to update the main ECU at the same time and wipe Merlin's tuning *twitch*
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby Lancer1993 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:24 am

Yeah I was wondering about the CJs Merlin have tuned, guess he might be getting some more business to retune those who might get a new ECU.

I'm gonna get in early and beat the rush, can't hurt to ask about changing or activation some of the setting, if they know how to do that. My bet is my car might be with them for a whole day if they have to change the ECU and check for corrosion on connections. As I said I'll need to ask if any of this affect the instrument cluster, don't think it does but I'd hate to change it only to have them mess with it.
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 500,000 cars in AU

Postby toc » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:24 am

Lancer1993 - ETACS ECU does not equal Engine Control ECU.. Merlin's tuning will live in the engine control ECU (and probably Merlin's laptop too).
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Postby Lancer1993 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:42 am

DONE - booked in for Monday, they will check it first and if parts are required they will replace them which might mean a 2nd visit if none are in stock.

I suggest others do likewise as they could get very busy very quickly with half a million cars to check.
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