Mitsubishi Motors North America are in the process of recalling 141,200 vehicles after discovering that their front suspension systems may become corroded when exposed to saltwater. Once the corrosion has begun, certain components may become detached and cause the driver to lose control and have an accident. The recall is focused on the “Salt Belt” region of the United States, where road salt is typically used in the winter to combat ice and snow.
What Vehicles Are Affected?
The vehicles affected by this recall were sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The affected models include:
- 2008-2010 Mitsubishi Lancers
- 2020 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportbacks
- 2008-2013 Mitsubishi Outlanders
- 2011-2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports
The first thing you should do is confirm your vehicle’s inclusion in this recall. You can check for active recalls by visiting the NHTSA’s website and entering your 17-digit VIN number. The website will show you which, if any, recalls are active on your vehicle. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 20V-279. The Mitsubishi reference number for this recall is SR-20-003.
Once you have confirmed your vehicle is impacted by the recall, you can schedule an appointment with a Mitsubishi dealership to inspect the cross members and degree of corrosion. The dealership will then apply a sealing, anti-corrosive agent to the area or replace the existing cross member. This fix will be provided at no cost to the vehicle owner.
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