Mitsubishi has recently issued a recall for the Lancer Evolution and Lancer Ralliart because of a problem with the fuel tank.
According to the car manufacturer, there are a total of 1,497 units of the two above mentioned vehicles affected by this condition. The NHTSA says that the two models may be wearing the tank’s protective coating because of the parking brake cable which may contact the fuel tank.
“The affected turbocharged vehicles have a right parking brake cable that may contact the fuel tank, wearing away the tank’s protective coating. Without the protective coating, the fuel tank may rust and leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire”, says the NHTSA in its recall Summary and Consequence of the problem.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Lancer Ralliart affected by this condition are from the 2014 to 2015 model year, and they have been produced between the 31st of January, 2014, and the 5th of September, 2014, in the Evo, and from the 3rd of February 2014 until the 5th of September 2014 in the Ralliart. Owners of these models will be notified by Mitsubishi North America and a meeting with a dealer will be scheduled. This will be replacing the right parking brake cable and it will also inspect the fuel tank for any damages. The action will be performed free of charge to the owner and it is believed to start soon. However, MMA hasn’t announced an exact notification schedule at this point. For details on the topic, owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820 or the NTHSA at 1-888-327-4236.