Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Issues Recall for Fuzion MPV
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has announced a safety-related recall of its Fuzion multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). The announcement was made to coincide a memo sent to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regarding the very same safety defect.
The recall, which affects Fuzion MPVs sold between June 2007 to February 2012 (2,137 units) is related to the car's steering column intermediate shafts and how insufficient welding may result in failure. According to Mitsubishi, owners will be inconvenienced by 1.5 hours at the most while technicians check and replace the necessary parts.
The VINs of the Fuzion models affected will be placed on Mitsubishi's website. Concerned owners may also call Mitsubishi Motors's Customer Care Center at +632-658-0673 from Mondays to Fridays, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Read the entire press release after the break.
Safety Recall for Mitsubishi Fuzion
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) recently announced to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that it will have a special safety recall of the Mitsubishi Fuzion model sold from June 2007 to February 2012.
The safety recall is to inspect and replace (if needed) the steering column intermediate shaft. MMPC was informed that some batches of steering column intermediate shafts produced between 2007 to 2012 were suspected to have insufficient welding that may result to failure. The inspection and replacement procedure is estimated to take one and a half hours at the most.
Although there has been no reported occurrence of failures on the steering column, MMPC was directed by its principal, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan to conduct the safety recall. MMPC also informed the Office of Secretary Gregory Domingo of DTI of this recall campaign.
Mr. Hikosaburo Shibata, President and CEO of MMPC said that MMPC has already mobilized its Customer Relations Department to trace the units from its customer database. He said that all the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines service centers nationwide have been alerted to conduct the inspection and do the necessary repairs on all affected units.
MMPC will be issuing out the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of the 2,137 units of Fuzion vehicles potentially affected by this campaign. The VIN list will be published in our website at www.mitsubishi-motors.com.ph. For additional concerns and inquiries, customers can get in touch with MMPC Customer Care Center at telephone number (+632) 658 – 0673 Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.