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Our Quick Take:
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.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the brake lamps may not be illuminating. Please contact your Mitsubishi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The brake light switch may not function properly. The brake lights may not illuminate. If the brake lights do not come on during a stop, an accident may occur. Dealers will replace the brake light switch. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-09-001. This recall began during February, 2009.