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Mitsubishi Motors recalls 920,000 vehicles over light switch glitch

Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling about 920,000 vehicles globally for a glitch in the light switch that could prevent headlights and blinkers from working, the car maker said on Thursday.

TOKYO: Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling about 920,000 vehicles globally for a glitch in the light switch that could prevent headlights and blinkers from working, the car maker said on Thursday.

No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the glitch, Mitsubishi said.

In Japan, the car maker is recalling around 703,900 vehicles, including certain Lancer and eK minicar series, manufactured between 2003 and 2008.

The company will also recall about 115,000 vehicles in Australia as well as in several other countries.

Mitsubishi Motors spokesman Nobuhiro Kudo said the base of the light switch could crack, which may result in the headlights and blinkers malfunctioning. 

The car maker will either replace a plastic part inside the light switch or the entire light switch, a process that will take up to 30 minutes. 

In 2013, the Japanese transport ministry warned Mitsubishi that it must conduct vehicle recalls more quickly after multiple problems were discovered in the past.

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