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Automaker recalls defective vehicles to prevent car wrecks

Tennessee Mitsubishi drivers need to be aware of a recent recall by the manufacturer. Mitsubishi says that more than 130,000 of its vehicles are in need of repairs in order to prevent the danger of car wrecks. The affected automobiles suffer from defects relating to their windshield defrosters, windshield wipers, power windows, headlights and taillights.

Of the recalled cars, 77,000 have problems with the blower motors that run their windshield defrosters. If these blower motors fail, it could cause the entire windshield to fog up and render the driver blind. Mitsubishi models affected by this issue are 2009 to 2011 Lancers, 2010 to 2011 Sportbacks, 2010 to 2011 Evolutions and 2011 Outlander Sports.

Another 53,000 cars were recalled due to defective electrical control units. The defective units cause problems relating to the taillights, headlights and windshield wipers in these cars. The cars that have this problem are 2009 to 2010 Lancers, 2009 to 2010 Outlanders and 2010 Sportbacks and Evolutions.

It is absolutely essential that owners of these automobiles take them to the nearest Tennessee Mitsubishi dealership for a free repair. This will help limit the chances of car wrecks or injuries resulting from these defective cars. In addition, anyone who purchases one of these Mitsubishi models as a previously owned vehicle will want to double-check that their used car has been repaired. 

Millions of automobiles have been recalled in recent years by various auto manufacturers. However, it is likely that millions of these vehicles will continue on our roads without being fixed. Drivers will want to be aware of this fact while they are traveling on our nation's roadways. In the event that individuals are injured in car wrecks stemming from defective cars, it may be possible for the victims to seek justice and restitution through the pursuit of a personal injury claim in civil court. 

Source: The Wall Street Journal, "Mitsubishi Recalls 130,000 Cars for Faulty Defrosters, Head Lights", May 9, 2015

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