Mitsubishi recalls Outlander Sport SUVs over transmission problem

Franklin, TN – August 20, 2022 – Mitsubishi Motors (OTCMKTS:MSBHF) is issuing a recall for 76,508 2019-2022 Outlander Sport sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The transmission may downshift unexpectedly, which could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

Recall summary

The affected vehicles have a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, which is an automated transmission that seamlessly shifts through gears using an electronic control unit (ECU), improving a vehicle’s efficiency and resulting in convenience for the driver. 

In the affected vehicles, a software error could lead the transmission to unintentionally shift to a lower gear. If this happens at speeds higher than 62 miles per hour, it could lead to the engine over-revving, which could cause engine damage and eventually stalling. 

The component involved in this recall is the control unit T/M with part numbers 8631B846 and 8631B847.

Recall risks

Read more about stalling risks in our recent article about a transmission issue with Chrysler minivans.

Other Mitsubishi Outlander recalls 

In February 2022, Mitsubishi recalled 16,616 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs for faulty fuel pumps, which could cause the vehicle to stall and increase the risk of a crash.

In July 2022, the Mitsubishi Outlander was again the subject of a recall, this time involving 56,080 vehicles for the 2022 model year. This was on account of a faulty rearview camera that failed to show images on the screen as the vehicle is reversing, increasing the risk of a crash and leading to injury and property damage.

The repair

Dealers will reprogram the CVT-ECU with the correct software upgrade. Repairs will be performed free of charge, and Mitsubishi will reimburse customers who had related Mitsubishi transmission issues fixed prior to the recall announcement. 

Affected owners will be notified on or around August 24, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 76,000 vehicles are included in this Mitsubishi Outlander Sport transmission recall. To see if your vehicle is affected, run a Mitsubishi recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.  

Joseph EstabilloMitsubishi recalls Outlander Sport SUVs over transmission problem

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