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14 Mitsubishi recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Mitsubishi announced 14 recalls that affected six of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

In 2018 Mitsubishi announced the most of its recalls for ASX and Outlander models. Both of them covered more than a half of all issued actions (8). Among the faults we can find faulty door locks, corroding handbrake, water penetration onto the wiper link, poorly welded exhaust, or cracked engine’s multi-belt auto tensioner.



With the Outlander, Lancer and Lancer Sportback models from 2008 to 2009, the sunroof glass might detach from the outer frame and come off. In some models of the 2018 model year, including the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, ASP and FCM assistance systems may fail.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



How can you check the recalls by VIN?

Even if you do not find your car in the table below, it does not mean it was not the subject of a recall sometime in the past. The best way to verify whether a particular car is affected with some recall is to contact a Mitsubishi Authorized Service and ask for the VIN to be checked not only for recalls but also for various service bulletins.

It will only cost you time because such information is provided for free. Free of charge are also all the repairs that are related to the recall. It does not matter whether you are the first, second or even third owner. It does not even matter whether you have been to Mitsubishi authorized service regularly, occasionally or never before.

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Get an instant safety recall check

If you wish to get fully comprehensive VIN lookup, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


What is a VIN code?

The VIN code is a unique identification number that is embossed on the body of the car and shown on the ID card. In some cars, it can also be found in the frame under the windscreen. It is made up of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers.


Mitsubishi 2018 recalls by model

Mitsubishi ASX

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.The door lock mechanism might not operate properly in high temperatures.MY 2015link
I.The engine electronic control unit relay may heat up abnormally.MY 2015link
VIII.The parking brake lever shaft might be stuck due to corrosion.MY 2013 – 2016link
VIII.The front deck is not waterproof and water can drop onto the wiper link.4/2010 – 9/2014link
IX.The weld between the rear muffler and the tailpipe may crack.MY 2011 – 2018link
XI.The software in the Active Stability Control (ASC) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
XI.The software of the forward-collision mitigation (FCM) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
XI.The flange area of the engine’s multi-belt auto tensioner may crack.MY 2011 – 2012link
All ASX´s Recalls

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

MonthIssueProductionSource
XI.The software in the Active Stability Control (ASC) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
XI.The software of the forward-collision mitigation (FCM) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
All Eclipse Cross Recalls

Mitsubishi Lancer

MonthIssueProductionSource
X.The engine control relay unit (ECU) or valve lift control relay can heat up abnormally.2015 – 2016link
XI.The sunroof glass might detach from the outer frame and come off.2008 – 2009link
XII.The excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture.6/2003 – 12/2008link
All Lancer´s Recalls

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

MonthIssueProductionSource
X.The engine control relay unit (ECU) or valve lift control relay can heat up abnormally.2015 – 2016link
XI.The sunroof glass might detach from the outer frame and come off.2008 – 2009link
XI.The flange area of the engine’s multi-belt auto tensioner may crack.MY 2008 – 2012link
All Lancer´s Recalls

Mitsubishi Outlander

MonthIssueProductionSource
VII.Corrosion may occur inside the windscreen wiper motor.2005 – 2012link
VIII.The parking brake lever shaft might be stuck due to corrosion.MY 2013 – 2016link
X.The engine control relay unit (ECU) or valve lift control relay can heat up abnormally.2014 – 2017link
X.The door lock mechanism in the door latch might not operate properly in high temperatures.MY 2014 – 2016link
XI.The software in the Active Stability Control (ASC) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
XI.The software of the forward-collision mitigation (FCM) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
XI.The adhesive material between the sunroof glass and its outer frame may weaken.2008 – 2009link
XI.The flange area of the engine’s multi-belt auto tensioner may crack.MY 2008 – 2012link
All Outlander´s Recall

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

MonthIssueProductionSource
VIII.The parking brake lever shaft might be stuck due to corrosion.MY 2014 – 2016link
X.The engine control relay unit (ECU) or valve lift control relay can heat up abnormally.2014 – 2016link
X.The door lock mechanism in the door latch might not operate properly in high temperatures.MY 2015 – 2016link
XI.The software in the Active Stability Control (ASC) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
XI.The software of the forward-collision mitigation (FCM) system may be faulty.MY 2018link
All Outlander´s Recall

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