Recall 18V069000

Drive Belt Comes Off Of Engine Pulleys

Recall Details

The automatic tensioner pulley for the drive belt may crack and allow the belt to detach from the pulleys. Dealers will replace the belt tensioner with one that has an improved shape free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine's drive belt may come off of the pulleys it drives due to a failure of the pulley that provides tension to keep the belt firmly on the rest of the pulleys. If the belt comes off, the alternator will not charge the battery, which can cause the vehicle to stall. This can result in a crash.

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 March, 2018. 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.

Engine, January 26, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 26, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Lancer, 2008-2012 Outlander, 2010-2012 Lancer Sportback, and 2011-2012 Outlander Sport vehicles equipped with either a 4B11 or 4B12 engine. The drive belt automatic tensioner flange may crack, allowing the accessory drive belt to detach.
If the drive belt detaches, the battery will discharge and the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the belt tensioner with one that has an improved shape, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2018. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-18-001.
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
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