Mitsubishi Outlander Sport recalled for engine stall risk

More recent versions of the Mitsubishi Outlander Activity compact crossover SUV are currently being recalled for a program glitch that can make the engine stall at superior speeds, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. 

The problem outcomes automobiles with a consistently variable transmission and a mechanical vital alternatively of a press button starter. In these 2019-2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Activity types, program in the electronic processor of the transmission handle unit can lessen the gear ratio to its most affordable ratio at large speeds, ensuing in a blown motor.  

Mitsubishi found that at speeds exceeding 62 mph, the engine could rev way too high because of the programming error, and the high revving at large pace could destruction the motor. That could end result in a stall, which could outcome in a crash. 

Mitsubishi noted 21 subject reviews and 29 guarantee promises, but said it was not knowledgeable of any studies of fireplace, accidents, or crashes. The remember encompasses 76,508 Outlander Sporting activities. The 2011-2018 Outlander Activity has a CVT and mechanical essential, and even nevertheless it really is “considerably very similar” to the recalled design, Mitsubishi claims it can be aware of no troubles from that technology. A computer software transform to the transmission control device manufactured at the starting of the 2019 model year might have produced the difference. The automaker is continue to investigating.  

Proprietors will obtain notification by mail as early as Aug. 24, and will be inspired to convey their impacted automobile to a Mitsubishi seller for reprogramming of the transmission control device free of charge to the operator. If motor vehicle perform linked to the recall has currently been executed at the price of the owner, the notification letter will tell entrepreneurs how to utilize for reimbursement. For more data, make contact with MMNA consumer services at 1-888-648-7820 or take a look at Mitsubishi’s remember internet site