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Recall 16V675000

Headlights Can Move Out Of Adjustment

Recall Details

The horizontal adjustment lockout clips for the headlight assemblies may not be secure. The headlights may move out of their proper positions. Dealers will secure the horizontal locking clips as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlights may be able to move out of adjustment because the locking clip that secures the horizontal adjustment may not be secured. This could result in reduced driver's visibility, or could blind oncoming vehicles. Both conditions could result in 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 (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, September 19, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 19, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
587
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V675000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Mirage vehicles manufactured October 28, 2015, to August 4, 2016 and equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps. The affected vehicles may have been assembled without the headlight horizontal adjustment lockout clips properly secured. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence
Without the horizontal adjustment locking clip being secured, the headlight can be adjusted to either reduce the driver's visibility or blind oncoming vehicles. Both conditions can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will secure the horizontal locking clips as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-008.
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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