Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has issued a recall for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
Description of Recall
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2013 Outlander sport vehicles manufactured January 17, 2013, through January 25, 2013. The stabilizer link bracket on the left front strut was improperly welded. As a result, the link may detach and cause damage to the tire and/or brake hose.
Severity of the Defect
If the stabilizer link bracket damages the tire and/or brake line, the driver may have more difficulty controlling the steering of the vehicle, or the vehicle may require a longer stopping distance to come to a complete and controlled stop. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Mitsubishi’s Recommended Action
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the front left strut assembly free of charge. The recall began on July 30, 2013. Owners may contact MMNA at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s recall number is sr-13-008.