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Recall 14V744000

Front Passenger Lap Belt Buckle Separates

Recall Details

The fastener that secures the passenger front seat belt buckle end may loosen and not protect the passenger in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt lap end attachment fastener free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front passenger seat belt end may loosen and separate, causing increased risk of injury to the occupant in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mitsubishi must be performed by a Mitsubishi dealership. Mitsubishi began notifying owners of affected vehicles in December, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mitsubishi dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 21, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 21, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
54,779
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V744000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured July 20, 2012, to July 23, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt lap end attachment fastener may not be torqued to specification, and the fastener may loosen with time.
Consequence
A loosened and weakened fastener may not be capable of withstanding the load forces associated with a vehicle crash, leaving the seat occupant insufficiently restrained and increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt lap end attachment fastener, free of charge. The recall began on December 1, 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-714-372-6000. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-011.
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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