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Trevor Collett | Dec 6, 2016

Mitsubishi has recalled a trio of models in Australia this week due to a potential problem with the tailgate gas struts.

The struts which assist with opening the tailgate, and then hold the tailgate in place, may be susceptible to corrosion.

Specifically, the end cap on the outer tube may not have received sufficient anti-corrosion protection during manufacturing.

A failure of the end cap or the strut could lead to a sudden breakage, with a chance that the cap could strike the user, or the tailgate may suddenly close resulting in injury.

A total of 74,935 vehicles are on the recall list. The list comprises 55,079 Mitsubishi ASXs from the 2013 to ‘2015.5’ model years, along with 2011-2012 ASXs.

The Pajero Sport 4WD is also included, with 5924 examples from the 2016 model-year, while the Pajero Sport’s predecessor in the Mitsubishi Challenger sees 13,932 examples on the list from 2012-2013 and 2014.

The carmaker claims that the replacement parts are silver in colour, to facilitate a timely attendance to each owner’s vehicle with the available parts and to identify those vehicles that have received the necessary recall work.

Mitsubishi will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer or phone Mitsubishi Australia on 1300 131 211.

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