Mitsubishi has recalled a trio of models in Australia this week, due to a potential problem with the Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT).
The CVT (essentially a single-speed automatic transmission) in the affected vehicles may experience a delay in acceleration under certain driving conditions.
A sudden and unexpected drop in performance in these circumstances could cause a hazard for the vehicle occupants and other road users.
A total of 31,965 vehicles are on the recall list for Australia, including the 2015 and ‘2015.5’ Mitsubishi ASX (20,925 examples), the CF Lancer (2070 examples) and the 2016 ZK Outlander (8970 examples).
The recall process will involve a software update for the transmission control unit, carried-out at no cost to owners.
Last month, Mitsubishi recalled 57,128 Pajero 4WDs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag saga, including NS, NT, NW and NX Pajeros from the 2007-2016 model-years. The driver’s-side airbag was targeted in the most-recent recall.
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.