Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Mitsubishi Calls For Importers To Be Accountable

Media Release
14 June 2004

Mitsubishi Calls for Used Vehicle Importers to Become Accountable

Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand today confirmed that there are a number of recalls occurring in the Japanese domestic market and these are having ramifications in the New Zealand market due to the trucks, buses and cars that have arrived here as used imports.

These vehicles are not exported by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) in Japan, and nor are they imported by Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand (MMNZ)

Today MMNZ notified the Land Transport Safety Authority of some further quality issues of which MMNZ have been advised by MMC and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and the steps being taken by Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand to deal with these.

John Leighton, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand said today: “The domestic Japanese specifications of these older vehicles tend to be very different to those used for the export market. The Japanese market does not normally recall anything over ten years old because they are assumed to have been de-registered.

“New Zealand new vehicle distributors have no legal obligation for the used imports. However, we have always looked out for these vehicles in the past, contacting the owners of affected models via the Transport Registry Centre and have facilitated servicing.

“Over the recent Fuso truck and bus hub recall we have already contacted all the owners and had notified our truck service departments. The parts will be made available to the owners as soon as possible”, Mr Leighton said.

The Japanese domestic recalls that MMNZ has informed the LTSA of are the front hub replacements on 843 Fuso trucks, buses and crane-carriers manufactured between 1983 – 1996. Of these 400 will also require a clutch bell housing rectification, and 47 will require a replacement rear hub.

We have also been working with the LTSA on a Japanese market recall of 1996/97 Galant VR4 automatics with the active stability control option, there are 343 of these vehicles registered in New Zealand.

“The recent recalls, however, have once again highlighted the problem for New Zealand new vehicle distributors who are constantly dealing with the issues raised by used vehicle importers who are prepared to profit from the New Zealand consumers but not prepared to protect them.

“MMNZ will continue to inform the LTSA of any Japanese domestic recalls of which we have become aware. Obviously MMNZ stands 100% behind all the products we import and sell through our dealer network. When we are aware of recalls involving used imports we will seek to trace them through the register, to make the relevant parts available to them, and to facilitate the servicing of these vehicles at the owner’s expense,” Mr Leighton said.

-end-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news