We have just been alerted, through an official update on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website, that there has been a product recall affecting the 2016 MQ Triton and QE Pajero Sport models. The recall is surrounding the genuine factory-fitted Mitsubishi towbar assembly, which will require immediate repair if you have one fitted.
The official reasoning is the fitted flange head bolts used in the installation can loosen over time. If these vital bolts were to come loose, the towbar could in fact detach from the vehicle – creating a very real hazard to both occupants and other motorists. Not ideal, basically!
This recall is in place nationally, and owners have been advised to contact their nearest Mitsubishi dealer to schedule an appointment to fix the problem with the correct mounting hardware.
For more information on the recall, check out https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/mitsubishi-motors-australia-limited-16-my-mq-triton-and-qe-pajero-sport-vehicles-towbar?source=recalls