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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Recalls

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03/27/18 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2009-2012 lancer, 2008-2012 outlander, 2010-2012 lancer sportback, and 2011-2012 outlander sport vehicles equipped with either a 4b11 or 4b12 engine. the drive belt automatic tensioner flange may crack, allowing the accessory drive belt to detach.

If the drive belt detaches, the battery will discharge and the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the belt tensioner with one that has an improved shape, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 27, 2018. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-18-001.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/27/18 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2011-2016 outlander sport vehicles. water may enter between the hood and windshield and cause the front wiper link ball joint to corrode, possibly resulting in the wiper link separating and the wipers becoming inoperative.

Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rod of the wiper link and the wiper motor crank arm, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin april 10, 2018. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-18-004.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/20/17 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 outlander sport vehicles manufactured august 26, 2010, to june 1, 2012, and 2016 outlander sport vehicles manufactured january 11, 2016, to july 8, 2016. the lift gate support outer tube on the affected vehicles may have insufficient anti-corrosion treatment that can allow the outer tube to corrode due to salt and water penetration.

If the outer tube corrodes, there may be a rapid loss of the gas used to provide lift assistance, causing the lift gate to fall suddenly, increasing the risk of injury.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lift gate supports, free of charge. the recall began on january 20, 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-011.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/15/16 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2015 mitsubishi outlander sport vehicles manufactured june 25, 2014, through november 25, 2015 and equipped with a 2.0l engine and a continuously variable transmission (cvt). during assembly, a clamp for a cvt hose may not have been properly secured, allowing the hose to detach and leak transmission fluid.

If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may become inoperable, increasing the risk of a crash. additionally, if leaking transmission fluid contacts an a hot surface there is an increased risk of a fire.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the hose clamps, correcting their installation, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2016. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-16-005.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/15/16 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 outlander sport vehicles and 2016 outlander and lancer vehicles. the affected vehicles are equipped with a constant velocity transmission (cvt) that, in certain driving conditions, may cause a delay in the vehicle accelerating.

A hesitation during acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.

Mmna has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the cvt control unit with modified software, free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2016. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-006.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/15/15 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 lancer vehicles manufactured march 16, 2009, to march 30, 2011, 2010-2011 lancer sportback vehicles manufactured june 17, 2009, to december 1, 2010, 2010-2011 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured july 14, 2009, to january 7, 2011, 2009-2011 outlander vehicles manufactured february 10, 2009, to june 22, 2011, and 2011 outlander sport vehicles manufactured august 26, 2010, to november 19, 2010. in the affected vehicles, the blower motor may fail.

Failure of the blower motor may reduce the performance of the windshield defroster, diminishing the driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace a suspect blower motor, free of charge. the recall began on june 15, 2015. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-15-003.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/15/14 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 lancer, lancer evolution, and outlander; 2009-2011 lancer sportback, lancer rilliart, and lancer sportback ralliart; and 2011 outlander sport vehicles. the affected vehicles, manufactured with 4b1 engines, have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped). these pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment.

If the drive belt detaches, the battery may discharge, resulting in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive belt with a rubber belt. drive pulleys that are excessively worn will be replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 15, 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-009.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/23/13 Engine Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013 outlander sport awd vehicles manufactured june 11, 2012, through december 11, 2012. these vehicles may have been built without a fuel sending unit harness for the sub-sending unit. this may result in a false fuel tank level reading.

The vehicle operator may believe they have fuel when the tank is actually empty. this could cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will install the proper fuel sending harness, free of charge. the recall began on april 18, 2013. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's campaign recall number is sr-13-005.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/15/16 Transmission and Drivetrain Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 outlander sport vehicles and 2016 outlander and lancer vehicles. the affected vehicles are equipped with a constant velocity transmission (cvt) that, in certain driving conditions, may cause a delay in the vehicle accelerating.

A hesitation during acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.

Mmna has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the cvt control unit with modified software, free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2016. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-006.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/27/18 Brakes and Traction Control Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2014-2016 outlander and 2013-2016 outlander sport vehicles. water may enter the rear brake calipers causing the parking brake actuator shafts to corrode and possibly bind.

If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. if the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake calipers and replace the parking brake boot and lever or the brake caliper body, as necessary. dealers will also replace the piston assembly of the rear brake caliper. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 27, 2018. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-18-002.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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10/15/14 Brakes and Traction Control Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2011 outlander sport vehicles manufactured on september 3, 2010. in the affected vehicles, the switch sleeve in the brake booster may crack and prevent the brake pedal from returning properly.

If the pedal is unable to move back to the proper position, the vehicle may not move as expected, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake booster, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began in october 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-008.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/30/13 Suspension and Steering Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2013 outlander sport vehicles manufactured january 17, 2013, through january 25, 2013. the stabilizer link bracket on the left front strut was improperly welded. as a result, the link may detach and cause damage to the tire and/or brake hose.

If the stabilizer link bracket damages the tire and/or brake line, the driver may have more difficulty controlling the steering of the vehicle, or the vehicle may require a longer stopping distance to come to a complete and controlled stop. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the front left strut assembly free of charge. the recall began on july 30, 2013. owners may contact mmna at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's recall number is sr-13-008.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2015-2017 outlander, 2015-2016 lancer and outlander sport, and 2015 lancer evolution vehicles. these vehicles may have defective relays that can result in an engine stall, reduced engine power or the engine overheating.

If the engine stalls, there is an increased the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected relays, free of charge. the recall began october 24, 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-17-005.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 outlander sport vehicles manufactured august 26, 2010, to january 5, 2015. in the affected vehicles, water may drop between the hood and the windshield and leak into the wiper motor breathing hole. the water may cause internal corrosion of the windshield wiper motor and the possible failure of the motor.

Failure of the wiper motor can cause a loss of visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor, free of charge. the manufacturer has begun the recall, but parts are not yet available; a second notice will be sent when parts are available. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-010.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/28/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013 outlander sport vehicles manufactured july 20, 2012, through may 29, 2013 and equipped with leather seats. in the affected vehicles, the driver side seat mounted air bag wiring may have been improperly routed during the leather seat cover installation process.

If the wiring is routed incorrectly, using the seat height adjustment may damage the wiring resulting in illumination of the air bag warning light. subsequently, in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the driver side seat mounted air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

Mitsubishi will notify owners and dealers will inspect the wiring of the driver side seat mounted air bag and re-route the wire if necessary, free of charge. if the wire is damaged, the seat mounted airbag will be replaced, free of chagre. the recall began on february 28, 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-001.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/23/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013 outlander sport awd vehicles manufactured june 11, 2012, through december 11, 2012. these vehicles may have been built without a fuel sending unit harness for the sub-sending unit. this may result in a false fuel tank level reading.

The vehicle operator may believe they have fuel when the tank is actually empty. this could cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will install the proper fuel sending harness, free of charge. the recall began on april 18, 2013. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's campaign recall number is sr-13-005.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/09/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2012 outlander sport vehicles, manufactured from november 9, 2011, through december 16, 2011. these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." the turn signal levers in the vehicle were not manufactured correctly, which could result in the auto-cancel function of the turn signal becoming inoperative.

The turn signal may continue to signal an intended directional change after a point when the auto-cancel function, if operating properly, would have terminated the signal. a following or oncoming driver may receive inaccurate indications of the vehicle operator's intended maneuvers, thereby increasing the risk of a crash between vehicles due to improper vehicle signaling.

Dealers will inspect the turn signal lever and replace it with a new one free of charge. no vehicles have been retailed to customers with this potential condition, no recall bulletin or owner letters will be prepared. you may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/25/17 Other Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2016 outlander and outlander sport vehicles. the inside door latch mechanisms may not latch securely in high temperatures, allowing the doors to open while vehicle is in motion.

If a door opens while the vehicle is being driven, it can increase the risk of injury.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches, free of charge. the recall began august 25, 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-17-002.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/20/17 Other Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 outlander sport vehicles manufactured august 26, 2010, to june 1, 2012, and 2016 outlander sport vehicles manufactured january 11, 2016, to july 8, 2016. the lift gate support outer tube on the affected vehicles may have insufficient anti-corrosion treatment that can allow the outer tube to corrode due to salt and water penetration.

If the outer tube corrodes, there may be a rapid loss of the gas used to provide lift assistance, causing the lift gate to fall suddenly, increasing the risk of injury.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lift gate supports, free of charge. the recall began on january 20, 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-011.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/08/15 Other Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2011 outlander sport vehicles manufactured on december 3, 2010. the affected vehicles are equipped with incorrect certification labels that were installed during manufacturing. the incorrect labels do not have the correct vehicle identification numbers (vin) printed on the label. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 cfr part 567, "certification."

A vehicle must comply with all regulatory requirements to ensure that it is safe.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will install corrected certification labels, free of charge. the recall began on october 8, 2015. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-15-010.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/01/14 Other Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 outlander sport vehicles manufactured july 20, 2012, to july 23, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt lap end attachment fastener may not be torqued to specification, and the fastener may loosen with time.

A loosened and weakened fastener may not be capable of withstanding the load forces associated with a vehicle crash, leaving the seat occupant insufficiently restrained and increasing the risk of injury.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt lap end attachment fastener, free of charge. the recall began on december 1, 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-714-372-6000. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-011.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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