Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has recently announced to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that it will conduct a safety recall of the Mitsubishi Mirage GLS models equipped with Antilock Brake System both for manual and automatic transmission variants.
The purpose of this safety recall is to replace the front wheel speed sensors. The said sensors were found to have insufficient waterproofing and may cause the ABS system to malfuntion if penetrated by water.
Although there has been no reported accident as a consequence of this problem yet, MMPC was directed by its principal, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan to voluntarily conduct this safety recall as its proactive commitment to quality and consumer safety.
Mr. Hikosaburo Shibata, President and CEO of MMPC said that MMPC has already mobilized its Customer Relations Department to contact all the customers with Mirage GLS models. He said that all the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines service centers nationwide have been alerted to do the necessary inspection and repair on all affected units.
A total of 1,420 units that are sold from November 2012 to March 2013 are affected by this recall. Customers may enter their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) in MMPC's website to check if their unit is included in the recall.
The replacement procedure will be free of charge and is estimated to take an hour.
Once verified as included in the recall through the website or upon receipt of the letter, owners are requested to contact the Mitsubishi Customer Care Center (CCC) at (+632) 658 - 0673 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm to schedule the repair of their unit in any authorized Mitsubishi Service Center. They can also contact MMPC Customer Care Center for additional concerns and inquiries.