About 130,360 Cars, SUVs affected by Two Mitsubishi Safety Recalls
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During the coming months Mitsubishi service centers will be busy fixing about 130,360 cars affected by two separate recalls.

About 76,960 cars are impacted by a defective blower motor while the headlights and windshield wipers may fail in about 53,400 cars.

If the blower motor doesn't work, it can reduce the performance of the windshield defroster, diminishing the driver's visibility.

The following models are affected by this recall:

  • 2009-2011 Lancer
  • 2010-2011 Lancer Sportback
  • 2010-2011 Lancer Evolution
  • 2009-2011 Outlander
  • 2011 Outlander Sport

Dealers will replace a suspect blower motor, free of charge.

The second recall is prompted by a manufacturing error that causes unstable voltage inside the electric control unit that controls the headlights, tail lights and windshield wipers. This unstable voltage could cause the lights or the wipers to fail intermittently, reducing the driver's visibility and the car's visibility to other drivers.

The models affected by the recall include:

  • 2009-2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2009-2010 Outlander
  • 2010 Lancer Sportback
  • 2010 Lancer Evolution

Dealers will replace the affected electric control unit, free of charge.

Mitsubishi will notify owners affected by the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners of cars affected by both recalls will receive two separate notices.

For more information, owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820.

Published: Monday, May 11, 2015
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