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Recall 16V563000

Engine And Transmission Hesitate During Acceleration

Recall Details

The vehicle may hesitate when commanded to accelerate. Dealers will reprogram the continuously variable transmission (CVT) control unit with modified software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine and transmission may hesitate and fail to accelerate when commanded. This can result in risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mitsubishi must be performed by a Mitsubishi dealership. Mitsubishi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2016. If you do 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.

Drive Train, July 28, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 28, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
82,436
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V563000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles and 2016 Outlander and Lancer vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a constant velocity transmission (CVT) that, in certain driving conditions, may cause a delay in the vehicle accelerating.
Consequence
A hesitation during acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MMNA has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the CVT control unit with modified software, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2016. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-006.
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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