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Recall 18V621000

Anti-lock Brakes And Vehicle Stability Control Systems Fail To Operate

Recall Details

The anti-lock brake function, electronic stability control function and brake auto hold function may not work due to a software concern with the hydraulic unit electronic control unit. Dealers will update the software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hydraulic unit electronic control unit operates the anti-lock brake system, electronic stability control system and brake auto hold system. The software installed for this unit may be improper, which could prevent these safety functions from operating. This could lead to 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 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-18-008.

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
58,916
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V621000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross vehicles and 2017-2018 Outlander vehicles equipped with an Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system and/or an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) system. The software for the Hydraulic Unit Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may be incorrect, possibly preventing the intervention of a safety system such as automatic emergency braking, Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), or the Brake Auto Hold (BAH) function when any of these systems are in use.
Consequence
If the safety systems do not function as intended, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will update the Hydraulic Unit-ECU 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-18-008.
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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