Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) recently announced that it will conduct a safety inspection campaign on the Lancer Evolution and Lancer EX 2.0 models, as part of the campaign announced by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) of Japan.
The campaign is to inspect and replace if needed, the Mitsubishi Electronic Time and Alarm Control System (ETACS) electronic control unit (ECU). Some batches of the ETACS ECU are suspected to have improperly manufactured electronic parts that may result to the headlights turning off and/or the windshield wiper becoming inoperable while the vehicle is in use.
The inspection and or replacement procedure of the ETACS ECU is estimated to take an hour and is free of charge. Included in this safety inspection campaign are six units of Lancer Evolution model years 2009 to 2010 and 1,825 units of Lancer EX 2.0 and Lancer EX Ralliart covering model years 2009 to 2011.
Although there has been no reported failures and or incidents nationwide related to the above, MMPC was directed by its principal, MMC, to conduct the safety inspection campaign. MMPC also informed the Office of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo of the inspection campaign.
Yoshiaki Kato, president and chief executive officer of MMPC, sincerely apologizes to all affected customers for the inconvenience caused by the safety inspection campaign. He said that all the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines service centers nationwide are ready to attend to the affected vehicles.
MMPC will be issuing out the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of all units potentially affected by this campaign on MMPC’s website under the latest news page (www.mmpc.ph/latestnews/lancer-safety-campaign.html). All Service Centers nationwide are also ready and capable to attend to customer’s inquiry and concerns.
To ensure smooth servicing, customers may call their Mitsubishi Motors dealership to schedule the servicing of their unit. For additional concerns and inquiries, customers can get in touch with MMPC Customer Care Center at telephone numbers (+632) 250-8888 Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm.