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Recall 16V792000

Windshield Wipers Stop Working

Recall Details

Water may leak into the windshield wiper motor through a breathing hole in the motor. This can cause the motor to corrode internally and fail. Dealers will replace the wiper motor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The wiper motor may get water inside of it, causing internal corrosion. The wiper motor may stop working as a result, reducing visibility for the driver which can cause 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 31, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 31, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
94,534
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V792000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to January 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, water may drop between the hood and the windshield and leak into the wiper motor breathing hole. The water may cause internal corrosion of the windshield wiper motor and the possible failure of the motor.
Consequence
Failure of the wiper motor can cause a loss of visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor, 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-16-010.
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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