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2016 Mitsubishi Triton ute recalled over tow rating labels

Several new Triton variants have been found to have incorrect tow figure labels.

Triton ute recalled over incorrect tow capacity labelling.

Mitsubishi Australia is recalling its 2016 MQ Triton ute due to towing capacity concerns.

The fault involves compliance labels on the vehicles which specify the incorrect maximum towbar capacity and maximum towball download ratings.

The vehicles affected are limited to the two-wheel drive diesel GLX Double Cab Auto Pick Up and the four-wheel drive diesel GLX Single Cab Manual Cab Chassis and four-wheel drive diesel GLX Club Cab Manual Cab Chassis.

These variants have a 3000kg maximum braked towing capacity with a maximum towball capacity of 300kg. The labels incorrectly state these capacities to be 3100kg and 310kg. The four-wheel drive diesel Double Cab variants, however, retains its stated 3100kg maximum braked towing capacity and 310kg maximum towball capacity.

The recall affects a total number of 1827 vehicles.

A spokesperson for Mitsubishi motors said the error was due to a communication issue between Mitsubishi Motors Australia and its headquarters in Japan. The spokesperson said no incidents have been reported.

The three compliance labels are located on the towbar tongue, the towbar and the driver’s side B-pillar.

Customers are being advised to follow the load ratings in the owner’s manual.

This is the fourth recall for Mitsubishi this year and the second for the MQ Triton which saw it recalled earlier this month due to incorrectly sized tonneau cover rivets.