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

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 141,200 model-year 2008-10 Mitsubishi Lancer sedans, model-year 2010 Lancer Sportback hatchbacks, model-year 2008-13 Outlander SUVs and model-year 2011-16 Outlander Sport SUVs originally sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, 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 Problem: The front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross-member corroding from salt water exposure, which can result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the front cross-members and, depending on the level of corrosion, either apply a sealing/anti-corrosion agent or replace the front cross-member with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. Both repairs will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mitsubishi will begin notifying owners July 14. 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 its website 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. Click here to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership.

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