Mitsubishi’s latest recall stems from an issue on its Outlander Sport subcompact SUV with software that could lead to an unexpected stalling of the engine.
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Approximately 76,500 model-year 2019-22 Outlander Sports equipped with continuously variable automatic transmissions and mechanical key ignition systems are affected. A software error in the transmission control unit may incorrectly reduce the transmission gear ratio at high speeds, which can result in an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the CVT’s control unit software for free. Mitsubishi will begin notifying owners Aug. 24, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 888-648-7820 (Mitsubishi’s number for this recall is SR-22-004) or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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