Profeco alerts users of Mitsubishi and Hyundai cars

The Federal Consumer Prosecutor’s Office (Profeco) alerted the owners of some Mitsubishi vehicles Montero, Outlander and Lancer models, as well as by brand cars Hyundai Tucson model, for presenting different problems or replacement of parts.

The federal agency explained that the The call is for 46,977 Mitsubishi vehicles mentioned, by virtue of determining the possible repair or replacement of parts, such as the lower front suspension arm, the windshield wiper motor, the air bag inflator, and the roof glass, as the case may be.

Vehicles Mitsubishi:

  • Outlander, years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Montero, years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • Lancer years 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

“In the case of the Montero model, years 2017 and 2018, which as of January 31, 2019 have sold 227, the preventive service action is related to the revision of the front lower suspension arm on the right side, since some of these vehicles could be equipped and assembled in such a way that it can have a shorter useful life to the normal, situation that, with the launch of the next preventive service campaign, it is intended to avoid ”, explained Profeco.

He added that in the Outlander Models, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, the campaign is in relation to the wiper motor replacement; As of January 31, 2019, 27 thousand 544 units have been sold.

Regarding the Montero model, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 indicated that the preventive action is in relation to a type of driver air bag inflator, since some vehicles sold could be equipped and assembled with an unsuitable propellant. It is estimated that 2,681 units sold as of January 31, 2019.

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For the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Outlander and the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Lancer, the preventative program is relative to the sunroof glass. “It should be considered that depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment, the adhesive force of the resin of the sunroof glass could be weakened by normal deterioration or aging, so that the glass could detach from the outer frame. As of January 31, 2019, there are 9,145 consumers, ”he said.

For Montero, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and Lancer 2005 and 2006, it is a specific type of air bag inflator, since some vehicles sold could be equipped and assembled with a propeller inadequate.

On the other hand, Profeco pointed out that in the case of Hyundai Tucson cars, this is 42 thousand 212 units of that model from 2016 to 2021, as the cars could present a possible condition that could cause the consumer to experience an unusual feeling in the brake pedal or that the operation indicators on the instrument panel such as the engine or ABS warning light come on during normal vehicle operation.

“In extraordinary and unlikely cases, the auto could experience a thermal event in the module named HECU (Hydraulic & Electronic Control Unit), which is within the behavior of the motor. This condition is a distant assumption, since it would require the concurrence of infrequent scenarios in the operation of a vehicle in normal use ”, he indicated.

Hyundai Motor de México indicated that the service campaign, which began last September 20 with effect from May 31, 2028, will be carried out at 42,212 Tucson units that have been sold in the country.

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He added that for vehicles equipped with EPB, electric parking brake, the ABS module software will be updated and a new fuse kit will be installed.

“This action is only applicable for Limited Tech 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 vehicles. For year / model cars: GLS, GLS Premium and Limited, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, equipped with a handbrake lever, a new kit of multi-fuse fuses with lower amperage (30 amperes) and (25 amperes) will be installed, one for each fuse ”, he pointed out.



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