The recall affects vehicles with turbocharged engines because of the way the fuel return pipe is attached to the engine. Frequent operation of the vehicle at certain engine revolutions could result in damage that may cause a stress crack to develop at the fixed portion of the fuel pipe.
If the stress crack develops, the pipe could leak fuel, and if an ignition source is present, start a fire.
Mitsubishi will replace the fuel return pipe and add two attachment brackets to tamp down fuel-pipe vibrations. Dealers will perform this service free of charge.
Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 888-648-7820 or NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236.