PERTH – Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. will recall 8.847 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2015 Mitsubishi ASX sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to repair a potentially compromised parking brake system, an issue which had resulted in a similar action last month in the United States.
The problem: due to improper manufacture, the rust-prevention coating on the rear brake-operating shaft could peel off during assembly which might allow water to penetrate the rear brake caliper boot and cause the brake-operating shaft to rust.
The negative impact of this occurrence could be failure of the parking brake to operate properly which could lead to a vehicle “rollaway and increase a risk of crash.”
Product Safety Australia, the government agency responsible for recalls, said about this condition, “This may increase the risk of an accident, which may result in an injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders.”
Repairing the problem includes replacing the brake caliper assembly.
Mitsubishi will notify owners by mail as to when they can take their SUVs to their dealers for inspection and repair.