Due to abrasion and rust, a hole may develop in the power steering tube, allowing the fluid to leak out, resulting in added steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the leaking fluid increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source such as a hot engine or exhaust component.
Mitsubishi will notify owners of the recalled Lancer vehicles, and Mitsubishi dealers will inspect the power steering tube for sufficient clearance. If the vehicle has insufficient clearance, the power steering tube assembly will be replaced, free of charge.
For additional information on this recall, contact Mitsubishi Customer Service toll-free at 888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's reference number for this recall is SR-14-004.