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Recall roundup: 1.2 million Mitsubishi vehicles in Japan

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Recall roundup: 1.2 million Mitsubishi vehicles in Japan

The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has recently announced a massive recall for 1.2 million vehicles on its home market because of possible oil leaks.

According to the car manufacturer, a total of 1.2 million vehicles made by Mitsubishi Motors will be affected by this recall in Japan and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a possible oil leak. The carmaker is saying that the recall has been announced because of faulty engine oil seals which could slip off and lead to an engine oil leak, halting the engine and increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

This move will cost Mitsubishi Motors about 7.5 billion yen, or 89.3 million USD, and the costs have to be included in the 2012/2013 forecast. The car manufacturer says that some Minica and Minicab models, along with other 660cc models, sold in Japan between 1996 and 2004, will be affected by this recall. The action won’t affect any vehicles outside Japan. This is the fourth time when the car manufacturer is announcing a recall because of problematic engine oil seals and the previous one was announced back in March. No accidents or injuries have been reported yet, related to this problem.

Source: Reuters

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - filed under Mitsubishi, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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