Mitsubishi US is recalling more than 130,000 cars because of two separate issues that could lead to reduced visibility for drivers and raise the risk of a crash.
Nearly 77,000 cars are being recalled because the windshield defroster might fail as a result of a faulty blower motor.
The cars affected include Lancer model years 2009 to 2011, Lancer Sportback model years 2010 to 2011, Lancer Evolution model years 2010 to 2011 and Outlander Sport model year 2011.
About 53,400 cars are affected by the other recall. Mitsubishi says headlights, tail lights and windshield wipers may not work because of an unstable electronic control unit.
The affected cars include Lancer model years 2009 to 2010, Outlander model years 2009 to 2010, Evolution model year 2010 and Sportback model year 2010.
Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand’s marketing manager, Daniel Cook, said the company had not be alerted by Mitsubishi, “so I assume we are not involved”.