No accidents or injuries have been reported as a
result of the glitch, Mitsubishi said.
In Japan, the car maker is recalling around 703,900 vehicles,
including certain Lancer and eK minicar series, manufactured
between 2003 and 2008. Overseas the company is recalling about
115,000 vehicles in Australia as well as in several other
The base of the light switch could crack, which may result in
the headlights and blinkers malfunctioning, Mitsubishi Motors
spokesman Nobuhiro Kudo said.
The car maker will either replace a plastic part inside the
light switch or the entire light switch, a process that will
take up to 30 minutes. The company declined to disclose the
costs associated with the recall.
Mitsubishi was warned by the Japanese transport ministry last
year that it must conduct vehicle recalls more quickly after
multiple problems were discovered in the past. The Japanese
automaker sold around 1.05 million vehicles globally last
financial year that ended in March.
(Reporting by Yoko Kubota)
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