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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (6/23/2016)

Campaign Number: 16V458000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Description: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 Lancer, 2004 Lancer Wagon, 2003-2006 Lancer Evolution, 2003-2006 Outlander and 2007-2013 Outlander V-6 vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.
Defect: A detached front control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-003.

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (5/23/2016)

Campaign Number: 16V334000
Component Name: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Description: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Lancer and Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured June 29, 2005, to June 19, 2007, equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Defect: An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Corrective Action: MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-002.

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (5/28/2015)

Campaign Number: 15V321000
Component Name: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Description: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Lancer vehicles manufactured August 4, 2003, to August 28, 2006, Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to September 1, 2006, and 2004 Lancer Sportback vehicles, manufactured August 4, 2003, to January 23, 2004. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Defect:
Corrective Action: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on June 17, 2015. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-012. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V752 in its entirety.