MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) recently announced to the Department of Trade and Industry that it will conduct a safety inspection campaign on Montero Sport and Strada, both two and four wheel drive models. The purpose of this safety inspection is to check the following:
* Weld condition of the front suspension lower arm. Coverage of this safety inspection is 11,403 Montero Sport (2WD and 4WD) and 4,050 Strada (2WD and 4WD) units sold from 2011 to 2012.
* Weld condition of the front propeller shaft for four wheel drive models. Coverage are 66 Montero Sport 4WD and 13 Strada 4WD units sold in 2012.
* Power assisted reclining switch for the driver’s seat on Montero GLS SE and GT-V models. Coverage of this safety inspection are 8,059 Montero Sport four wheel drive models (GLS SE and GT-V) units sold from 2009 up to present.
MMPC mentioned that there has been no reported failures or incidents nationwide related to the above, yet the mandatory inspection is necessary and conforms to its principal, Mitsubishi Motor Corp.’s directive to voluntarily conduct these safety inspection as a proactive commitment to quality and consumer safety.
Hikosaburo Shibata, president and CEO of MMPC sincerely apologized to all affected customers for the inconvenience caused by this safety inspection. He also said it has mobilized its Customer Service Operation to communicate to all affected customers.
Inspection can take from 20 minutes to two hours, while replacement or repairs can take from two to seven hours. (PR)
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