Recall roundup: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image

The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has recently announced a recall for the 2013 Outlander Sport, because of a problem with the suspension system.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 305 units of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the suspension system solved.

“The stabilizer link on the front strut was improperly welded. As a result, the link may detach and cause damage to the tire and/or brake hose. If the stabilizer link bracket damages the tire and/or brake line, the driver may have more difficulty controlling the steering of the vehicle, or the vehicle may require a longer stopping distance to come to a complete and controlled stop. Either condition increases the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.

The affected vehicles have been produced between January 17, 2013, and January 25, 2013. Owners of the models will be notified by MMNA (Mitsubishi Motors North America) and the company’s dealers will inspect and replace the front left strut assembly free of charge, if necessary. For additional details on the recall you can contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.