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Mitsubishi Outlander 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.
07/28/17 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 outlander vehicles manufactured september 8, 2006, to march 29, 2013. in the affected 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 rubber boot on the ball joint to prevent water intrusion. additionally, they will inspect the wiper motor crank arm for excessive play, replacing it as necessary. these repairs will be done free of charge. the recall began on july 28, 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-009.

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.
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.
08/12/14 Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013 outlander vehicles equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. additionally, mitusbishi is recalling certain 2007-2012 outlander vehicles that received replacement 6-speed automatic transmissions during servicing. the transmissions in these vehicles have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the converter housing of the automatic transmission. as a result of the contact, the power steering pressure tube may develop a hole and leak power steering fluid.

A power steering fluid leak could result in a loss of steering assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pressure tube and return tube, free of charge. the recall began in august 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-006.

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.
06/23/03 On certain sport utility vehicles, water could enter the front floorboard area from openings in the side sill or upper dash area. this water could collect under the seat and cause electrical corrosion to occur in the harness connectors that contain the wiring for the seat belt pre-tensioner, side air bag impact sensor, and stop lamps.

Electrical corrosion of the harness could cause the seat belt pre-tensioner to malfunction, the side air bag not to deploy and/or the brake lamps not to illuminate or to falsely illuminate.

Dealers will inspect the side sills and dash panel for openings that may allow water leakage into the vehicle cabin. in addition to sealing any openings that may be found, the wiring connectors will be inspected for signs of electrical corrosion. the floor harness will be replaced if it has any signs of water damage or electrical corrosion. owner notification began june 23, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi america at 1-800-222-0037 or mitsubishi caribbean at 1-787-251-8715.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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.
05/04/09 Brakes and Traction Control Mitsubishi is recalling 39,711 my 2008-2009 outlander and lacer vehicles. incorrect material composition of the brake booster check valve may cause the check valve to stick closed when the engine is shut off. when the vehicle is re-started and put into motion, under certain driving conditions (very slow vehicle maneuvers), there may be insufficient initial braking assist.

This may temporarily increase the stopping distance of the vehicle and therefore increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the brake booster check valve free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during april 2009. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Mitsubishi recall no. sr-09-002.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 .
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09/14/16 Suspension and Steering Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 lancer, 2004 lancer wagon, 2003-2006 lancer evolution, 2003-2006 outlander and 2007-2013 outlander v-6 vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, virginia, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. in the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.

A detached front control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began january 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-003.

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.
02/27/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2007-2010 outlander, 2008-2010 lancer, 2009-2010 lancer evolution, and 2010 lancer sportback vehicles equipped with sunroofs. the sunroof glass may detach from the sunroof assembly, becoming a road hazard to other vehicles.

If the sunroof glass detaches from the assembly while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mmna will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof glass assembly, free of charge. the recall began on february 27, 2018. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-18-003.

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.
10/24/17 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.
07/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mmna) is recalling certain 2007-2013 outlander vehicles. 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 recall began july 28, 2017. owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mmna's number for this recall is sr-17-003.

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.
06/15/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 mitsubishi lancer vehicles manufactured january 12, 2009, to july 6, 2010, 2009-2010 outlander vehicles manufactured january 12, 2009, to august 27, 2010, 2010 lancer sportback vehicles manufactured june 17, 2009, to june 8, 2010, and 2010 lancer evolution vehicles manufactured july 14, 2009, to august 4, 2010. the affected vehicles have an electronic control unit (ecu) that controls the head lights, tail lights, and windshield wipers. due to a manufacturing error, the voltage inside this ecu may be unstable.

Unstable voltage could result in intermittent failure of the vehicle's head lights, tail lights, and windshield wipers. if the headlights and/or windshield wipers fail, the driver could have reduced visibility. if the tail lights fail, the vehicle could be less visible. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected ecu, 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-15-002.

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.
10/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi motors north america, inc. (mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 outlander vehicles manufactured december 15, 2006, to october 31, 2007, and april 16, 2008, to august 22, 2009. in the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may malfunction causing the brake lights to not illuminate during brake application.

Brake lights that are inoperative would not warn other drivers that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch with a new one, free of charge. the recall began in mid-october 2014. owners may contact mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. mitsubishi's number for this recall is sr-14-010. note: this recall is an expansion of recall 08v-680 and does not include any vehicles that were previously recalled.

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.
02/24/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Mitsubishi is recalling 21,493 my 2007-2008 outlander vehicles equipped with led type stop lamps and distributed in the united states and puerto rico. the brake lamp switch may malfunction and cause the stop lamps to not illuminate during brake application.

The failure of the brake lamps to illuminate when the brakes are applied will not provide warning to following traffic and could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch. the recall is expected to begin during february 2009. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Mitsubishi recall no. sr-09-001.customers 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 .
01/29/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles, during extremely low temperature conditions, ice can build up inside the engine throttle valve. this ice build-up could cause the accelerator pedal to stick or not to return to idle after accelerating.

Failure to return to idle could result in a vehicle crash without warning.

Dealers will reprogram the engine control computer to eliminate this condition. owner notification began on january 29, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Mitsubishi recall bulletin no. sr-03-001. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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.
04/07/08 Other Mitsubishi is recalling 5,400 my 2007-2008 outlander passenger vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, virginia, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. for vehicles without an electric power seat, the floor harness connector for the power seat is placed directly on the floorboard underneath the carpeting (vehicles with power seats already have the harness elevated). if a vehicle occupant enters the vehicle with a sufficient amount of snow on their feet containing road salt, it is possible for the melted snow mixture to soak the carpet and allow the salt-water solution to come into contact with the unused power seat harness connector.

The connector terminal may corrode and allow current to flow, resulting in the gradual heating and melting of the connector and may result in a fire.

Dealers will relocate the floor harness from beneath both the passenger and driver seats to above the carpet and away from the bottom of the floorboard to prevent contact with any future melt solution. the recall began on april 7, 2008. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Customers 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.
11/14/03 Other On certain sport utility vehicles located in the caribbean, due to a software programming error in the electronic timing and control system (etacs), while using the intermittent wiper mode, the intermittent wiper sweep time interval may increase as much as 6.8 second between wiper sweeps.

if this occurs during severe weather and during vehicle's high-speed operation, the driver visibility would be reduced, which could lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace the etacs module. owner notification began november 14, 2003. owners should contact mitsubishi caribbean at 1-800-981-0452.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Other Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, 'occupant crash protection.' the bilingual english/spanish removable air bag warning labels affixed to the dash and to the sunvisor do not meet the size requirements of the standard.

This does not meet the requirements of the standard.

Mitsubishi caribbean will mail a customer notification letter containing a written description and a graphic of the bi-lingual dashboard air bag warning label. in addition, all current 2000-2004 nativa owners will also receive replacement air bag alert labels for the sun visors. this recall is expected to begin during march or april 2005. the notification to the nativa owners is expected to begin during april or may 2005. owners should contact mitsubishi caribbean at 1-787-251-8715.

The manufacturer's petition which requested that nhtsa determine this fmvss noncompliance does not create an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety was partially denied on january 26, 2005. therefore, this manufacturer is obligated to conduct an owner notification and remedy campaign.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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Mitsubishi Outlander 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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