Vehicles Affected: Approximately 46,000 model-year 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs manufactured between June 25, 2014 and Nov. 25, 2015, and equipped with a 2.0-liter engine with a continuously variable automatic transmission
The Problem: During assembly, a CVT hose clamp may not have been properly secured, allowing the hose to detach and leak transmission fluid. If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may become inoperable, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, if leaking transmission fluid contacts a hot surface, there is an increased risk of a fire.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the hose clamps, correcting their installation, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mitsubishi has not yet announced a notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 888-648-7820, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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