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2013 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER RECALL (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES)

Make: Mitsubishi
Model Year: 2013
Model: OUTLANDER
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V791000
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 100,082
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 10/31/2016
Record Creation Date: 10/31/2016

2013 Mitsubishi OUTLANDER DEFECT SUMMARY

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 Outlander vehicles manufactured September 8, 2006, to March 29, 2013. In the affected 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.

2013 Mitsubishi OUTLANDER DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

2013 Mitsubishi OUTLANDER RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber boot on the ball joint to prevent water intrusion. Additionally, they will inspect the wiper motor crank arm for excessive play, replacing it as necessary. These repairs will be done free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-009.
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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