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Recall 14V564000

Brake Lights Do Not Operate

Recall Details

The brake light switch can fail, preventing the brake lights from functioning when activated. Dealers will replace the brake lights switch free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The brake light switch can fail, resulting in the brake lights not working when brakes are applied.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi began notifying owners of affected vehicles in October 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-14-010.

Electrical & Lights, September 12, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 12, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
37,145
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V564000
Component
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Outlander vehicles manufactured December 15, 2006, to October 31, 2007, and April 16, 2008, to August 22, 2009. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may malfunction causing the brake lights to not illuminate during brake application.
Consequence
Brake lights that are inoperative would not warn other drivers that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch with a new one, free of charge. The recall began in mid-October 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-010. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 08V-680 and does not include any vehicles that were previously recalled.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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