2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Recalled


  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Picture

    2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Picture

    Mitsubishi is recalling 8,263 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models in two separate recalls. | April 04, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Mitsubishi is recalling a total of 8,263 2013 Outlander Sport vehicles in two separate recalls for a false fuel tank level reading and for brake lights that do not illuminate properly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • In the case of the fuel tank recall, NHTSA said the problem could cause the engine to stall while the car is being driven.
  • Mitsubishi has not announced a recall date for either recall.

WASHINGTON — Mitsubishi is recalling a total of 8,263 2013 Outlander Sport vehicles in two separate recalls for a false fuel tank level reading and for brake lights that do not illuminate properly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Mitsubishi is recalling 3,724 Outlander Sport AWD models for the false fuel tank level reading.

"These vehicles may have been built without a fuel sending unit harness for the sub-sending unit," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "This may result in a false fuel tank level reading. The vehicle operator(s) may believe they have fuel when the tank is actually empty. This could cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash."

Mitsubishi told federal safety regulators the problem is due to "improper part selection during the assembly process." The affected vehicles were built from June 11, 2012 through December 11, 2012.

Mitsubishi dealers will install the proper fuel sending harness. A date has not been set for the recall.

In the second Outlander Sport recall, Mitsubishi is recalling 4,539 vehicles because the brake stop lamps may illuminate continuously or intermittently. Also, the shift lever could be moved out of Park without depressing the brake pedal.

"If the brake lamps do not illuminate properly, other vehicles may not know when the vehicle is stopping," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "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."

The affected vehicles were built from June 11, 2012 through September 11, 2012.

Mitsubishi dealers will correct the installation of the stop lamp switch.

Mitsubishi has not announced a date for either recall. Owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.

Edmunds says: Mitsubishi dealers are waiting for parts, so there will be a delay in setting up the timing of the recalls on the 2013 Outlander Sport.

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