nearly 7,000 model-year 2008-2009 Lancer Evolution
, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart
vehicles with turbocharged engines.
The connection between the fuel return pipe and the engine, coupled
with the frequency of operation at certain engine revolutions, may
cause a stress crack to develop at the fixed portion of the fuel pipe
over time. The fault is confirmed by the NHTSA
If a stress crack develops in the pipe, fuel leakage can occur and increase the risk of engine fire.
As part of the recall, the fuel return pipe will be replaced with a
brand-new part and equipped with additional brackets to better control
vibrations on the pipe. The repair will be performed free of charge.
The recall is set to begin around September 29th. To contact Mitsubishi
about this issue, call (888) 648-7820.
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