Mitsubishi Recalls More Than 350,000 Vehicles In Three Actions

Mistubsihi is recalling more than 350,000 vehicles to fix three separate issues. One recall involves certain vehicles that could have an engine issue, a second recall involves parking brakes, and a third involves sunroof detachment concerns.

Mitsubishi Recall #1: Engines

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V069000
  • Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
  • Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 141,053

Summary

Mitsubishi 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.

Remedy

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.

Notes

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.

Mitsubishi Recall #2: Parking Brakes

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V070000
  • Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
  • Components PARKING BRAKE
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 170,354

Summary

Mitsubishi 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.

Remedy

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.

Notes

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.

Mitsubishi Recall #3: Sunroofs

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V071000
  • Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
  • Components VISIBILITY
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 56,641

Summary

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.

Remedy

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof glass assembly, 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-18-003.

Notes

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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