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141,000 Mitsubishi Sedans, Hatchbacks and SUVs: Recall Alert

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Vehicles affected: Approximately 141,000 model-year 2009-12 Mitsubishi Lancer sedans, model-year 2010-12 Lancer Sportback hatchbacks, model-year 2008-12 Outlander SUVs and model-year 2011-12 Outlander Sport SUVs

The Problem: The drive belt automatic tensioner may crack and detach, which will cause the battery to discharge and the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. 

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the belt tensioner, as necessary, for free. 

What Owners Should Do: Mitsubishi will begin notifying owners March 27. Owners can call the automaker at 888-648-7820, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. 

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Mitsubishi Lancer; Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback; Mitsubishi Outlander; Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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