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Recall 16V867000

Lift Gate Falls Suddenly

Recall Details

The supports for the lift gates may corrode and fail, causing the lift gate to not stay up and possibly fall causing injury. Dealers will replace the lift gate supports free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The lift gate supports may corrode due to a lack of anti-corrosion treatment, which could cause the supports to fail and the lift gate to fall suddenly. This would increase risk of injury.

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., December 2, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 2, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
50,228
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V867000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to June 1, 2012, and 2016 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured January 11, 2016, to July 8, 2016. The lift gate support outer tube on the affected vehicles may have insufficient anti-corrosion treatment that can allow the outer tube to corrode due to salt and water penetration.
Consequence
If the outer tube corrodes, there may be a rapid loss of the gas used to provide lift assistance, causing the lift gate to fall suddenly, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lift gate supports, 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-16-011.
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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