Mitsubishi has issued a recall on certain versions of its sporty Lancer Evolution. The recall is due to a defective clutch master cylinder, which could end up failing. Should this occur, owners of manual-equipped models may have trouble shifting the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall affects Evos from the 2008 to 2013 model years, but only those manufactured from December 12, 2007 through March 5, 2013. According to Mitsubishi, there are some 10,474 affected cars in the U.S. alone.
The automaker is in the process of notifying owners. Their local dealer will replace the affected clutch master cylinders free of charge. For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 13V446000) or Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.
The Lancer Evolution has entered the 2014 model year with some minor updates and a starting price of $35,820. A new model is planned, though it’s likely to be a standalone sports car with steeper pricing and more power under the hood.