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Recall 18V103000

Windshield Wipers Become Inoperative

Recall Details

The windshield wiper linkage may fail and separate due to corrosion caused by water entering the area between the hood and the windshield. Dealers will replace the rod of the wiper link and the wiper motor crank arm free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Water may enter the area between the hood and the windshield and cause the wiper linkage to corrode. This can result in the wiper link separating, causing the wipers to not operate. This would reduce visibility and increase risk of 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 April, 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-18-004.

Electrical & Lights, February 9, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 9, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
158,651
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V103000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles. Water may enter between the hood and windshield and cause the front wiper link ball joint to corrode, possibly resulting in the wiper link separating and the wipers becoming inoperative.
Consequence
Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rod of the wiper link and the wiper motor crank arm, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2018. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-18-004.
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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