Mitsubishi has recently issued a recall for the Lancer and the Outlander because of a stall risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 165, 923 units of the Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander which will be affected by this problem in the United States, from the 2008 – 2011 model years.
“The affected vehicles, manufactured with 4B1 engines, have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped). These pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.
The risk of a crash will be increased if the drive belt detaches as the battery may discharge and the engine will stall. The affected vehicles are the Lancer, the Lancer Evolution, the Lancer Sportback, the Outlander and the Outlander Sport, all from the 2008 – 2011 model year. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by Mitsubishi and the repairs will be made free of charge. A notification schedule hasn’t been provided by the company just yet but for any details on the subject, owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.