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2013 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT RECALL (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT)

Make: Mitsubishi
Model Year: 2013
Model: OUTLANDER SPORT
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V116000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 4,539
Owner Notified Date: 04/18/2013
Report Received Date: 03/29/2013
Record Creation Date: 04/02/2013

2013 Mitsubishi OUTLANDER SPORT DEFECT SUMMARY

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured June 11, 2012, through September 11, 2012. These vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment," and FMVSS number 114, "Theft Protection." The brake stop lamps may illuminate continuously or intermittently. The shift lever could also be moved out of Park without depressing the brake pedal.

2013 Mitsubishi OUTLANDER SPORT DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the brake lamps do not illuminate properly other vehicles may not know when the vehicle is stopping. This could increase the risk of a crash. If the shift lever is moved from park without using the brake, the vehicle may roll causing personal injury.

2013 Mitsubishi OUTLANDER SPORT RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will correct the installation of the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The recall BEGAN ON April 18, 2013. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's campaign recall number is SR-13-004.
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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