Category : Mitsubishi Recalls

MotorSafety.org > Mitsubishi Recalls
17Nov
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi recalls 84,000 cars because air bags may not inflate

Mitsubishi recalls 84,000 cars because air bags may not inflate

CNBC  – November 17, 2017

Mitsubishi recalls 84,000 cars because air bags may not inflate

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 84,000 small cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.
The recall covers certain Mirage models from 2014 through 2018. The company says the safety restraint computer can interpret road vibrations or a flat tire as a sensor error and disable the car’s seven air bags.
If this happens, drivers would see a warning light on the dashboard…

Read the entire article on the CNBC website

Read More
23Oct
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi recalls 161,167 vehicles in US, Canada

Mitsubishi recalls 161,167 vehicles in US, Canada

Chicago Tribune  – October 23, 2017

Mitsubishi recalls 161,167 vehicles in US, Canada

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling 161,167 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because electric relays can cause the engine to stall or overheat.

The recall affects the 2015-2017 Outlander SUV, the 2015-2017 Lancer sedan and Outlander Sport, and the 2015 Lancer Evolution sport sedan. Most are in the U.S. but 28,615 are in Canada.

Mitsubishi says it has no reports of accidents or injuries related to the defect, which can also reduce power to the engine.

Mitsubishi will notify owners about the recall this month. Dealers will replace defective relays for free…

Read the entire article on the Chicago Tribune website

Read More
5Oct
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

Mitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

Automotive News – October 5, 2017

Mitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

For the second time, Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling more than 66,000 Lancer vehicles for a potential Takata airbag glitch.
The 2004-06 Lancer and Lancer Evolution and 2004 Lancer Sportback outfitted with faulty airbag inflators were initially under recall in 2015, and were replaced with identical Takata parts.
If the ammonium nitrate used in Takata inflators is exposed to moisture for long periods of time, “overly aggressive combustion” may occur when the airbag is activated, the automaker said in documents filed with the National Highway and Transportation Association on Oct. 4. The pressure could cause the passenger-side front airbag to spray metal fragments into the vehicle…

Read the entire article on the Automotive News website

Read More
31Jul
mitsubishi_ms2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected

2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected

Car Connection – July 31, 2017

2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected

Mitsubishi is recalling just over 100,000 Outlander crossovers in the U.S. to address a problem with their windshield wipers. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that the wiper motors in Outlanders from the 2007 to 2013 model years may be at risk of corrosion.
The motors in those vehicles were manufactured by DENSO Corporation in Japan. NHTSA explains that when the wipers aren’t in use, water may be able to enter the motor (for example, if the Outlander is parked outside during a rainstorm)…

Read the entire article on the Car Connection website

Read More
17Apr
mitsubishi_ms2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport recalled to fix door latch glitch

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport recalled to fix door latch glitch

The Car Connection- April 17, 2017


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport recalled to fix door latch glitch

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling nearly 36,000 Outlander and Outlander Sport vehicles from the 2016 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the doors on some of those crossovers may not properly latch, creating the possibility that they could open while a vehicle is in motion.

The problem stems from latch elements supplied by Ansei Corporation in Japan. NHTSA documents explain that “[d]ue to inappropriate manufacturing processes…certain dimensions of these components may be out of specification.”

While the latches appear to work just fine under temperate conditions, testing revealed that warmer weather could prevent the latches from remaining securely fastened. Thankfully, Mitsubishi has received no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the problem…

Read the entire article on the Car Connection website

Read More
28Dec
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi Will Replace Lift Gate Out of Caution

Mitsubishi Will Replace Lift Gate Out of Caution

Recall Masters – December 28, 2016.

Mitsubishi Will Replace Lift Gate Out of Caution

The Defect

The problem appears to affect model year 2011-2012 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured between Aug. 26, 2010 and June 1, 2012. Also being recalled are 2016 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured between Jan. 11, 2016 and July 8, 2016.

According to documents compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the support tubes that are meant to hold up the vehicles’ lift gates when they are open do not contain the correct amount of anti-corrosion treatment. Over time, this means that salt and water can corrode the tubes, which will in turn cause them to lose pressure more quickly. If not treated, affected lift gates could crash down on operators without warning, possibly causing injury…

Read the entire article on the Recall Masters website

Read More
16Dec
mitsubishi_msRecall Alert: 2011-2012 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Recall Alert: 2011-2012 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

CARS.COM – December 16, 2016.

Recall Alert: 2011-2012 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 50,000 model-year 2011-12 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs manufactured between Aug. 26, 2010, and June 1, 2012, and 2016 Outlander Sport SUVs manufactured between Jan. 11 and July 8, 2016

The Problem: The liftgate support outer tube may have insufficient anti-corrosion treatment that can allow the outer tube to corrode due to salt and water penetration. This could result in a rapid loss of the gas used to provide lift assistance, causing the liftgate to fail suddenly and increasing the risk of an injury.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the liftgate supports for free…

Read the entire article on the CARS.COM website

Read More
10Nov
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport recalled for windshield wiper woes: 195,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport recalled for windshield wiper woes: 195,000 vehicles affected

The Car Connection- November 10, 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport recalled for windshield wiper woes: 195,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi is recalling roughly 195,000 U.S. vehicles to fix problems with their windshield wipers. The recall affects Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers, spanning from model years 2007 to 2015.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the reasons for recalling those two vehicles are slightly different, but in both cases, corrosion can prevent the windshield wipers from working properly…

Read the entire article on The Car Connection website

Read More