Defective Brake Cable in Mitsubishi Lancer Prompts Recall
Mitsubishi Motors is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Lancer Evolution and Lancer Ralliart turbocharged vehicles.
In affected models, the right parking brake cable may contact the fuel tank, wearing away the protective coating of the tank.
Without the protective coating, the fuel tank may rust and leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
According to the manufacturer, almost 1,500 vehicles in the United States could be impacted by this defect.
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right parking brake cable, and inspect the fuel tank, free of charge. If the fuel tank's exterior coating shows signs of damage from abrasive contact with the right parking brake cable, the fuel tank will also be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners can contact Mitsubishi customer service at (888) 648-7820 for additional information.