Magna Recalls

Mitsubishi Magna Recalls

Problem: FRONT SEAT BELT STALK CRACKING

Problem: Ignition fuse blows due to fuel pump wiring damage

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna and Verada

Variant: Wagons TE, TF, TH, TJ, KE, KF, KH and KJ

Date Range:

VIN Ranges:

Status: Inactive

Defect: Fuel pump and gauge wiring may be damaged due to insufficient clearance. This can cause the ignition switch fuse to blow.

Consequences: The engine will stop.

Corrective action: Mitsubishi dealers will fit a revised fuel tank wiring harness assembly MR 925611.

Notif. Date: 15/05/2001

DOTARS No.: R01/047

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 010006


Problem: Brake master cylinder defective

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna, Verada

Variant: TE/TF, KE/KF

Date Range: 1997

VIN Ranges:

Status: Closed

Defect: A defect in the brake master cylinder will increase intermittently the brake pedal travel. Affected brake master cylinders have date codes between 29E7 CV and 20F7 CV.

Consequences: Failure of service brakes.

Corrective action: Replace brake master cylinder.

Notif. Date: 2/07/1997

DOTARS No.: R97/028

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 9701


Problem: CRACK IN FRONT UPPER BRAKE HOSES

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna, Verada, Pajero, 3000G

Variant:

Date Range: 1991-1995

VIN Ranges: Multiple VIN ranges. See file

Status: Active

Defect: A small crack may develop in the upper front brake hoses leading to leakage of brake fluid.

Consequences: Brake pedal travel increases and effectiveness of the service brakes is reduced, resulting in increased stopping distance.

Corrective action: Replace both upper front brake hoses.

Notif. Date: 16/07/1996

DOTARS No.: R96/050

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 009602


Problem: DISLODGMENT OF FRONT BRAKE HOSES

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: TS (Non ABS)

Date Range: 1995-1996

VIN Ranges: 6MMTS**4*ST055395 - 6MMTS**4*TT069010

Status: Active

Defect: The front brake hoses may dislodge resulting in possible brake hose damage.

Consequences: The brake pedal travel and stopping distance may increase.

Corrective action: Inspect front brake hoses and fit two additional securing clips.

Notif. Date: 27/03/1996

DOTARS No.: R96/029

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 9601


Problem: FRONT SEAT BELT STALK CRACKING

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: TM, TN, TP

Date Range: 1989-1991

VIN Ranges:

Status: Inactive

Defect: Possible fatigue cracking of both front seat belt stalks.

Consequences: Seat belt may not properly restrain occupant in event of a crash.

Corrective action: Replace both front seat belt stalks with new, redesigned versions.

Notif. Date: 8/10/1991

DOTARS No.: R91/036

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 9101


Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: Sedan, Wagon

Date Range: 1989-1991

VIN Ranges:

Status: Inactive

Defect: Possible fatigue cracking of both seat belt stalks.

Consequences: Seat belt may not properly restrain occupant in event of a crash.

Corrective action: Replace both front seat belt stalks with new, redesigned versions.

Notif. Date: 8/10/1991

DOTARS No.: R91/032

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 9101


Problem: WINDSCREEN WIPER FAILURE

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: TM, TN

Date Range: 1985-1989

VIN Ranges:

Status: Inactive

Defect: "Creep" of the zinc alloy die casting occurs at the end of the wiper arms, leading to fouling of the arms on the engine hood moulding.

Consequences: Wiper arm loosens on the pivot or, in extreme cases, fractures. Either condition causes the wiper to become inoperative.

Corrective action: Replace subject arms with die cast aluminium arms.

Notif. Date: 16/06/1989

DOTARS No.: R89/029

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8902


Problem: INADEQUATE RETENTION OF DRIVER'S SEAT

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna, Elante, Elite

Variant:

Date Range: 1988

VIN Ranges: (TNOP41) 52045, 56843 (TNOP45) 52064, 56850 (TNOS41) 51172, 56862 (TNOX41) 51180, 56869

Status: Inactive

Defect: Concerns TN Magna SE, Elante and Elite vehicles, VINs as shown plus (TNOX45) chassis 51366 to 56690. Not all vehicles within above ranges are being recalled. Vehicles may have been built with incomplete rivetting of the driver's seat height adjuster mechanism.

Consequences: Displacement of the rivets will result in inadequate retention of the seat.

Corrective action: Inspect seat for evidence of in-plant check. If not checked, determine if subject rivets are to design specification. Replace seat height adjuster assembly if required.

Notif. Date: 7/06/1989

DOTARS No.: R89/027

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8901


Problem: DEFECTIVE GEAR SELECTOR

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: TN Auto

Date Range: 1988

VIN Ranges: REFER FILE

Status: Inactive

Defect: Gear selector levers supplied by M T M Controls Aust P/L may be defective, allowing fore and aft movement of the lever without pressing the detent button.

Consequences: The lever can be inadvertantly shifted to drive or reverse.

Corrective action: Replace defective gear selector levers.

Notif. Date: 11/04/1988

DOTARS No.: R88/020

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8802


Problem: SEAT BELT BUCKLE FAILURE

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: TN

Date Range: 1988

VIN Ranges: REFER FILE

Status: Inactive

Defect: Rear seat belt buckles supplied by Cooldrive Consolidated Industries have been built with un-heat treated components.

Consequences: Seat belt buckle can unlatch prematurely under load.

Corrective action: Replace subject buckles.

Notif. Date: 10/02/1988

DOTARS No.: R88/009

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8801


Problem: UNEXPECTED POWER LOSS

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: TM, TN

Date Range: 1986-1987

VIN Ranges: ENG NO V571U00001, V571V36939 ENG NO V572U00001, V572V15471

Status: Inactive

Defect: Carburettor equipped vehicles driven under certain conditions (hard acceleration in high ambient temperature conditions when using certain fuel blends) may suffer fuel vaporization.

Consequences: Unexpected loss of power.

Corrective action: Perform modification to fuel system.

Notif. Date: 4/12/1987

DOTARS No.: R87/039

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8706


Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna TN, Colt RD

Variant:

Date Range: 16 September 1987 - 27 October 1987

VIN Ranges:

Status: Inactive

Defect: Bridgestone tyres fitted as original equipment may have manufacturing defects leading to separation of tread base and bead when run at high speed in high temperatures.

Consequences: Possible tyre failure when vehicle is in motion.

Corrective action: Inspect and replace subject tyres.

Notif. Date: 19/11/1987

DOTARS No.: R87/034

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8705


Problem: BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER FAILURE

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Sigma, Colt, Magna

Variant:

Date Range: 1987

VIN Ranges:

Status: Inactive

Defect: Incorrect crimping of the join between the front and back shells of the brake booster.

Consequences: The two shells may come apart. As the brake master cylinder is attached to and supported by the front shell, function of the master cylinder is lost.

Corrective action: Inspect crimping and replace booster if crimping found incorrect.

Notif. Date: 16/09/1987

DOTARS No.: R87/020

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8704


Problem: FUEL FILLER HOSE LEAKAGE

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: Magna

Variant: TM

Date Range: Up to 1986

VIN Ranges: TM(1/2)H410000001, 20870 TM(1/2)P410000001, 17433 TM(1/2)X410000001, 5427

Status: Inactive

Defect: Fuel filler hose may age prematurely and crack.

Consequences: Fuel seepage from cracked filler hose.

Corrective action: Replace the fuel filler hose.

Notif. Date: 22/10/1986

DOTARS No.: R86/011

Supplier Name: MITSUBISHI

Campaign No.: 8605/6



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