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Recall 18V620000

Collision Mitigation Software Applies Brakes Longer Than Needed

Recall Details

The Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system software may apply brakes for longer than needed, resulting in the possibility of a rear end collision. Dealers will reprogram the FCM control unit software with updated software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electronic operation of the Forward Collision Mitigation system that detects the presence of pedestrians in front of the vehicle while driving may have incorrect software installed, which may allow the brakes to be applied for a longer period than needed. This can result in the driver operating the vehicle erratically, and can result in a rear end collision and possible 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 beginning in October, 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-18-007.

Brakes, September 14, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 14, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,166
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V620000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling certain 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Outlander Sport, 2018-2019 Eclipse Cross, and 2017-2018 Outlander vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system that detects pedestrians. Due to incorrect software, the FCM-ECU (Electronic Control Unit) may apply braking for longer than needed, even after a pedestrian is no longer detected.
Consequence
If the FCM-ECU software activates the brake for longer than necessary, the driver may react by applying additional braking. The resulting rapid deceleration of the vehicle can increase the risk of a rear-end collision.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the FCM-ECU software with updated software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2018. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-18-007.
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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