Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling almost 7,000 Lancer models from the 2008 and 2009 model years, according to a finding of a safety defect from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The subject vehicles are distributed in the United States by MMNA and in Puerto Rico by Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Caribbean (MMSC).
This campaign is also part of a much larger one that will also be launched in Japan, Oceania, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and China by the respective distributors.
Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines are affected. The way the fuel return pipe is attached to the engine, in combination with frequent vehicle operation at certain engine revolutions, may result in a resonance that, if continued over time, may cause a stress crack to develop at the fixed portion of the fuel pipe.