Mitsubishi recalls 27k NZ vehicles

Mitsubishi are recalling 27,000 vehicles in New Zealand, a mere 24 hours after they did the same for almost 500,000 cars in Australia.



This follows Toyota’s decision to recall more than 35,000 vehicles in New Zealand, due to faulty airbags and fuel systems, earlier this year.

Mitsubishi NZ spokesman Daniel Cook said: “For us here, the issue is a lighting switch connector terminal that can oxidise, basically. And if that oxidises, the lighting switch could fail or the lights may turn off or may not turn on or something to that effect.

“It’s quite a simple fix, fortunately. We get them in and apply grease to the connector to stop it oxidising, so you don’t even need to replace any parts on it. We often have troubles with getting enough people back in for recalls – so they should take some action when they get a letter from us.”

The 27,000 Lancer, Outlander, Pajero, Triton and iMiEV models from 2007 and 2015.