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Recall 13V300000

Left Front Strut Assembly

Recall Details

The left front strut may have a stabilizer link bracket that was not properly welded in place. As a result the link may detach and cause damage to the tire and/or brake hose. A damaged tire could result in reduced steering ability. A damaged brake hose could result in increased stopping distance. Dealers will inspect and replace the left front strut if necessary to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The left front tire and/or brake hose may become damaged.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi will notify owners of affected models. As of this writing, no notification date has been released. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-13-008.

Suspension & Steering, July 08, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 08, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V300000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
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 on the front strut was improperly welded. As a result, the link may detach and cause damage to the tire and/or brake hose.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the front left strut assembly free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA at 1-800-222-0037. MMNA's recall number is SR-13-008.
Notify
Owners 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 www.safercar.gov.
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