(2) Mitsubishi Outlander Recalls

RECALL Subject : Water Intrusion may cause Wiper Link Corrosion

Report Receipt Date: OCT 31, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V791000
Component(s): VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 100,082

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
SUMMARY:

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.

CONSEQUENCE:

Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

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 manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-16-009.

 

RECALL Subject : Water Intrusion may cause Wiper Motor Failure

Report Receipt Date: OCT 31, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V792000
Component(s): VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94,534

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
SUMMARY:

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to January 5, 2015. 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.

CONSEQUENCE:

Failure of the wiper motor can cause a loss of visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-16-010.



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