MMPC would like to assure the public that the Montero Sport is neither defective nor unsafe to use.
MMPC and its principal Mitsubishi Motors Corporation of Japan (MMC), has conducted extensive testing and investigation of all submitted claims of unintended acceleration, using current and available technology to determine the cause of said Unintended Acceleration but has not found any defects or cause directly linked to the vehicles involved.
MMC technical experts went to MMPC to conduct series of tests on the units with this complaint when it was first observed in 2011.
That same year, in the absence of an automotive third party testing facility in the Philippines, MMPC sent a Montero Sport unit with sudden unintended acceleration complaint to MMC's proving ground in Okazaki, Japan to be inspected and tested. In all these tests, MMC found no defect or malfunction that would result in the alleged sudden unintended acceleration.
MMC and MMPC have concluded that the performance and behavior of the Montero Sport is completely dependent on driver action and reaction, and that the vehicle will only move upon driver intervention.
Nonetheless, MMPC is committed to consumer safety and earnestly request owners of Montero Sport that if they have concerns about this issue, to contact Mitsubishi Customer Care Center at telephone number (+632) 250-8888, Monday to Friday, or visit any of our service centers nationwide for a free check-up. During the free check-up, qualified personnel will also provide tips on the best and safest way of operating the vehicle.
for Lancer Evolution and Lancer EX models Mitsubishi Motors Philippines announces Safety Inspection Campaign
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) recently announced to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that it will conduct a safety inspection campaign on the Lancer Evolution and Lancer EX 2.0 models, as part of the campaign announced by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC).
The campaign is to inspect and replace if needed, the Mitsubishi Electronic Time and Alarm Control System (ETACS) electronic control unit (ECU). Some batches of the ETACS ECU are suspected to have improperly manufactured electronic parts which may result to the headlights turning off and/or the windshield wiper becoming inoperable while the vehicle is in use.
The inspection and or replacement procedure of the ETACS ECU is estimated to take an hour and is free of charge. Included in this safety inspection campaign are six (6) units of Lancer Evolution model years 2009 to 2010 and 1,825 units of Lancer EX 2.0 and Lancer EX Ralliart model years 2009 to 2011.
Although there has been no reported failures and or incidents nationwide related to the above, MMPC was directed by its principal, MMC, Japan to conduct this safety inspection campaign. MMPC also informed the Office of Secretary Gregory Domingo of DTI of this inspection campaign.
Mr. Yoshiaki Kato, President and CEO of MMPC sincerely apologizes to all affected customers for the inconvenience caused by this safety inspection campaign. He said that all the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines service centers nationwide are ready to attend to these vehicles.
MMPC will be issuing out the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of all units potentially affected by this campaign on MMPC’s website under the latest news page (www.mmpc.ph/latestnews/lancer-safety-campaign.html). All Service Centers nationwide are also ready and capable to attend to customer’s inquiry and concerns.
To ensure smooth servicing, customers may call their Mitsubishi Motors dealership to schedule the servicing of their unit. For additional concerns and inquiries, customers can get in touch with MMPC Customer Care Center at telephone numbers (+632) 250-8888 Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) continues its robust performance as it concluded the month of October with another record sales. Total sales for the month of October reached 5,398 units. A 10.9% improvement compared to September sales and is 21.9% high as compared to the same month last year. For the third consecutive time, MMPC set a new record of its highest ever monthly sales. Apart from this, it is also worth noting that this is the fourth consecutive monthly growth of MMPC for the year since July. MMPC sold 44,800 vehicles for the ten months of the year which registered a 7.6% growth compared to the same period last year.
Meanwhile, the local automotive industry also posted a record sales for the month of October. Combined reports from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) showed that the industry grew by 5.9% compared to September and a 28.7% increase as compared to the same month last year. The local automotive industry was able to sell a total 28,667 vehicles last month. With this, MMPC captured 19.1% market share, maintaining its strong No.2 position in the industry.
For the month of October, MMPC performed very well on most segments as it posted significant sales improvement on the passenger cars, light commercial vehicles (LCV) and trucks. Passenger car sales went up by 11.3% with total sales of 1,819 units while year-on-year sales of 14,821 units is remarkably high by 33.3%. This significant growth is vastly attributed to the continued strong sales of the Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedans. These Mirage sub-compact cars offers great performance and fuel economy plus loaded with great features for outstanding value for money.
Aside from the passenger cars, sales for Mitsubishi LCV continue to surge as it posted a growth of 9.4% compared to its sales last September and 12% growth as compared to the sales during the same period last year. MMPC was able to sell 3,414 units of LCV for the month of October. Meanwhile, sales for Fuso trucks significantly improved by 52.3% compared to September sales.
MMPC remains optimistic that the company will maintain an impressive performance for the remaining months of the year. “Given our extensive and refreshed vehicle lineup coupled by our marketing efforts and flexible financing plans which make owning a brand new vehicle a lot easier, MMPC is looking forward to another record breaking year”, MMPC First Vice President for Marketing, Mr. Froilan Dytianquin said.