2007-'09 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalled for Brake Light Problem | Edmunds

2007-'09 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalled for Brake Light Problem


Just the Facts:
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 37,145 2007-'09 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs because the brake lights may not work, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Mitsubishi dealers will replace the brake light switch.
  • The recall has begun.

CYPRESS, California Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 37,145 2007-'09 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs because the brake lights may not work, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may malfunction, causing the brake lights to not illuminate during brake application," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem.

"Brake lights that are inoperative would not warn other drivers that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash."

This is an expansion of an earlier recall and does not include any vehicles that were previously recalled, NHTSA said.

The affected vehicles were built from December 15, 2006 to October 31, 2007 and April 16, 2008 to August 22, 2009.

No injuries, crashes or fatalities are linked to the Outlander brake light switch recall, said Alex Fedorak, a Mitsubishi spokesman.

Mitsubishi dealers will replace the brake light switch.

The recall has begun. Owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.

Edmunds says: If you own one of the affected Outlanders, it's time to make a service appointment with your dealer.

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