Defective Mirage recalled


A POP green, a red metallic and a cerulean blue Mirage ready for test drive at Bira, Thailand.

MANILA, Philippines—Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) has ordered the recall of over a thousand units of its new Mirage subcompact car sold in the Philippines due to safety issues.

The recall comes a day after the Mirage, which was staged a comeback late last year, won the prestigious Car of the Year award from the Car Awards Group Inc.

In a statement, MMPC said it had notified the Department of Trade and Industry of its safety recall of the Mitsubishi Mirage GLS models equipped with antilock brake system (ABS) both for manual and automatic transmission variants.

“The purpose of this safety recall is to replace the front wheel speed sensors. These sensors were found to have insufficient waterproofing if penetrated by water from rain and/or during car wash may cause the ABS system not to function correctly,” MMPC said.

The replacement procedure of the deficient part will take about an hour and will be free of charge. Coverage of this safety recall are units sold between November 2012 to March 2013.

“Although there has been no reported accident as a consequence of this problem, MMPC was directed by its principal, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Japan to voluntarily conduct this safety recall as its proactive commitment to quality and consumer safety,” the company said.

MMPC said it would announce the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of the 1,420 units of Mirage vehicles affected by the recall. The numbers will be posted on the firm’s website Customers may enter their VIN in the website to check if their unit is included in the recall. In addition to this, all affected customers will be notified in writing by registered mail.

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  • mariam_joon

    What an ugly car!

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    who need ABS sa condition ng kalye sa atin?
    meron ba hydroplaning sa atin? meron baha…at lubak….
    or ice sheet/snow on the road…then you need ABS…

  • pfc_kulapu

    Buti na lang wala ako pera.. If nagkataon baka tatlo peraso isa uli ko…

  • M C

    Congratulations to MMPC for their humility in acknowledging the defect and offering free service to correct thereof. I wonder if Toyota, Nissan or Ford would even do the same. Maybe, this should make Filipinos think twice before buying their next car. I remembered a case of a certain Tolentino during those martial law years when he scientifically proved a lot of engineering defects of Toyota cars. In order to save face, the car company sued the guy instead of making the necessary corrections.

  • sondo1968

    patay na naman !!! hindi basta basta ang abs na problema….BRAKE PO ITO !

    • simplengmamayan

      Well the brake will still work even with ABS lit up.

    • Rey Delos Santos

      kahit walang ABS, mag function ang brake hijo, added features lang ito.

  • MJ Banco

    It is rather interesting that Mitsubishi actually acknowledges its own faults and tries to make up for it. Most car makes out there would even deny simple faults such as these. AHEM HYUNDAI AND FORD AHEM

    • tagaDumantay

      Include Honda for lousy painting job & denied it’s factory defect with less two years used of car in urban environment. No detail investigation was made, simply take picture & send to Manila the report which simply set aside & denied.

  • Jude Galford

    Salamat. naman ano na kaya nangyari dun sa mgareklamo sa Montero.

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