Mitsubishi to recall 34,329 cars in Japan

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said on Tuesday it was recalling 34,329 cars, mainly in Japan, at a cost of about 650 million yen ($5.28 million) to replace a defective parking roller rod.

The company, owned 37.3 percent by DaimlerChrysler AG, said it submitted the recall notification to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport earlier on Tuesday.

It said the recall involved minicab, Town Box and Town Box Wide models produced between December 14, 1998 and April 6, 2001.

Mitsubishi, which has been struggling to rebuild its reputation in the wake of a recall scandal last July, said no accidents had been reported in connection with the defect.

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