Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,200 model-year 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid SUVs and Outlander Sport SUVs; model-year 2018-19 Eclipse Cross SUVs; and model-year 2017-18 Outlander SUVs, all equipped with forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection
The Problem: Due to incorrect software, the forward collision mitigation electronic control unit may apply braking for longer than needed, even after a pedestrian is no longer detected, resulting in rapid deceleration and increasing the risk of a rear-end collision.
The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the forward collision mitigation ECU software with updated software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mitsubishi will begin notifying owners on Oct. 16. 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.
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