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Mitsubishi Outlander Recall 08V680000

Brake Lamps May Not Illuminate When Brakes Are Applied

Electrical & Lights, February 24, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview

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.

Summary:

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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007, 2008

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 24, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V680000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 21,493

Summary: MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING 21,493 MY 2007-2008 OUTLANDER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH LED TYPE STOP LAMPS AND DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED STATES AND PUERTO RICO. THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE THE STOP LAMPS TO NOT ILLUMINATE DURING BRAKE APPLICATION.

Consequence: THE FAILURE OF THE BRAKE LAMPS TO ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED WILL NOT PROVIDE WARNING TO FOLLOWING TRAFFIC AND COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.

Notes: MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-09-001. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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