WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 7,000 MY 2008-2009 Lancer Evolution, Ralliart and Sportback Ralliart vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines.

The manner in which the fuel return pipe is attached to the engine, in combination with frequent vehicle operation at certain engine revolutions, may over time cause a stress crack to develop at the fixed portion of the fuel pipe, according to NHTSA.

If the stress crack develops, fuel leakage may occur and increase the risk of fire.

To remedy the problem, the fuel return pipe will be replaced with a new part and two additional attachment brackets will be installed to better control fuel pipe vibration. This service will be performed free of charge.

The recall is set to begin around Sept. 29.

Mitsubishi can be reached at (888) 648-7820.