April 09, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

Mitsubishi has issued a recall of approximately 4,539 Outlander Sport vehicles for failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 regarding "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment," and No. 114 regarding "Theft Protection." The brake failure in certain 2013 vehicles causes the brake stop lamps to illuminate continuously or intermittently and can also cause the shift lever to be moved out of Park without depressing the brake pedal. If the brake lamps do not illuminate properly other vehicles may not know when the vehicle is stopping. If the shift lever is moved from park without using the brake, the vehicle may roll. Both of these hazardous defects have the potential to cause injury to motorists.

The recall schedule has not been set, but once determined; dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Mitsubishi directly at 1-888-648-7820 and reference safety recall No. SR-13-004. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V116000.

Owners are encouraged to 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 with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.