NEWS

76,500 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports Recalled for Stalling Issue

mitsubishi-outlander-sport-2020-4-exterior--outdoors--profile--red--trees.jpg 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport | Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry

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.

Related: More Mitsubishi News

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.

More From Cars.com:

Related Video:

Cars.com’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Latest expert reviews