Mitsubishi Issues Recall for 170,000 Outlander Vehicles at Risk of Rolling Away
Water may enter the rear brake calipers and cause the parking brake actuator shafts to corrode
Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling approximately 170,000 model year 2014-2016 Outlander and 2013-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles.
What's the problem?
On the affected Outlander vehicles, water may enter the rear brake calipers and cause the parking brake actuator shafts to corrode and possibly bind. If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully.
If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
What happens next?
Owners of the recalled Outlander vehicles will be notified by Mitsubishi beginning in late March 2018. Mitsubishi dealers will then inspect the rear brake calipers and replace the parking brake boot and lever or the brake caliper body, as necessary. Dealers will also replace the piston assembly of the rear brake caliper. These repairs will be performed free of charge to owners.
Find out more about this recall by contacting Mitsubishi customer service at (888) 648-7820. Use recall reference number SR-18-002.