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Recall 18V070000

Parking Brake Fails To Engage

Recall Details

The parking brake actuator shafts can corrode and bind due to water intrusion, preventing proper engagement or disengagement. Dealers will inspect the rear brake calipers and replace the parking brake boot and lever or the caliper body as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The parking brake mechanism may bind and fail to engage or disengage. This can allow the vehicle to move unexpectedly if the parking brake was expected to be in the engaged position by the driver. This 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 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. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-18-002.

Brakes, January 26, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 26, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
170,354
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V070000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Outlander and 2013-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles. Water may enter the rear brake calipers causing the parking brake actuator shafts to corrode and possibly bind.
Consequence
If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake calipers and replace the parking brake boot and lever or the brake caliper body, as necessary. Dealers will also replace the piston assembly of the rear brake caliper. These repairs will be performed 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-18-002.
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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