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2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER RECALL (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS)

Make: Mitsubishi
Model Year: 2011
Model: LANCER
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V069000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 141,053
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 01/26/2018
Record Creation Date: 01/29/2018

2011 Mitsubishi LANCER DEFECT SUMMARY

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.

2011 Mitsubishi LANCER DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the drive belt detaches, the battery will discharge and the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

2011 Mitsubishi LANCER RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

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 www.safercar.gov.

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