Mitsubishi AYC/ACD Pump Failure
Over the past few months I have heard more and more about the common failure of the AYC pump in the Mitsubishi Ralliarts/Evolutions. I am not happy with the way mitsubishi has handled this thus far and have decided to make a petition to see actually how many people have suffered from this problem.
What we know:
1. The pump failure is caused by improper seals of the pump itself allowing road grime and salts to enter the pump and cause it to fail prematurely
2. The fluid that comes stock with the pump is only rated for -15C, we as Canadians know it gets much colder then that in our winter times. After this -15, the fluid gels and causes the pump to fail.
I have sent e-mails to Mitsubishi, as well as the Canadian road safety board concerning this matter but would like to take it to the next step which is why this petition is being created. The consumer warranty act of Canada states that "the product is reasonably durable and fit for the use intended as well as for any specific purpose stated by the retailer" This is great considering mitsubishi warranties the pump for 3yr 60,000km but what happens after that? You are left with a $4000 bill to replace an item that should be covered under the powertrain warranty. Mitsubishi prides themselves on their All Wheel Drive capabilities, and for a pump to start malfunctioning after -15C is unacceptable for our climates and something needs to change.