Mitsubishi has issued a recall of the 2013 Mirage hatch , just four months after the model’s arrival in Australia.
The recall affects all models sold between January and the end of March – 3377 vehicles in all -- and relates to a potentially faulty wheel speed sensor, a key element of the anti-lock braking system.
The potential fault can be evident when exposed to moisture, and Mitsubishi has identified a lack of weatherproofing to a related foglamp casing as the root cause of the issue.
This could result in false dashboard warnings, brake shudder, reduced braking performance, or compromised steering control – all of which could pose a crash hazard.
The recall is being executed globally as directed by Mitsubishi in Japan, and Mitsubishi Australia sold 2385 Mirages during that time. The remaining vehicles in the recall may not yet have been sold.
Speaking with Carsguide today, Mitsubishi Australia’s Caitlin Beale confirmed that “just one or two Australian owners have reported brake shudder as a result of the issue,” and no accidents have been reported.
Beale understands that dealers have completed most, if not all repairs already, with the replacement part being fitted in 30 minutes.
She says Mitsubishi has already alerted all Mirage owners by mail. Any owners yet to be alerted are advised to contact their authorised Mitsubishi dealership for inspection and rectification.