Risk of Transmission Leak Leads to Recall of Mitsubishi Outlander Vehicles
Approximately 46,000 Outlander vehicles are impacted
Mitsubishi has issued a recall affecting certain model year 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles equipped with a 2.0L engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
During assembly, a clamp for a CVT hose in the affected vehicles may not have been properly secured, allowing the hose to detach and leak transmission fluid.
If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may become inoperable, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, if the leaking transmission fluid contacts a hot surface there is an increased risk of a fire.
Mitsubishi will notify owners of the affected Outlander vehicles, and local dealers will inspect the hose clamps and correct the installation, as necessary. All repairs related to this recall will be conducted free of charge.
The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this recall.
For additional information on this recall, owners may contact Mitsubishi at (888) 648-7820, reference number SR-16-005.