Recall - MITSUBISHI ( 20V279000 )

Lower Control Arm May Detach Due to Corrosion

A detached front control arm can result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V279000 Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. Components SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 141,200

Summary Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2008-2010 Lancer, 2010 Lancer Sportback, 2008-2013 Outlander, and 2011-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles originally sold in, or ever 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 front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.

Remedy MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. These repairs will be performed free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 14, 2020. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-20-003.


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