2008 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalls
Moisture can cause corrosion to build up on the wiper link mechanism, possibly causing the link to separate. This would cause the wipers to fail, resulting in reduced visibility for the driver which can cause an accident.
The front suspension lower control arms may corrode excessively in areas where there is a higher concentration of salt water exposure, such as from use of road salt. This could cause the arms to separate from the vehicle frame, resulting in loss of vehicle control.
The pulleys that drive the alternator, cooling fan and power steering pump as mounted on the engine may wear, causing the belt to come off. This can make steering more difficult and discharge the battery, resulting in the engine stalling.
The brake light switch can fail, resulting in the brake lights not working when brakes are applied.
The power steering pressure hose may develop a leak from contacting the transmission housing. A leak may lead to loss of steering assistance.
The part of the braking system that makes braking effort easier is called the brake booster. There is a check valve in this booster that may stick when shutting off the engine. When you restart your engine, if this valve is sticking, your brake pedal may be hard to depress and could make stopping distances longer than usual.
There is a switch mounted at the brake pedal which turns the brake lamps on and off when the brake pedal is depressed and released. In some cases, this switch may malfunction and prevent the brake lamps from illuminating. If the brake lamps do not light up, an accident could occur as other drivers will not be able to see that you are stopping.
The wiring connector that exists for power seats but lies unused under a manual seat may corrode from moisture and contaminants and overheat, causing it to melt and become a fire hazard.