2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalled for Possible Power Steering Fluid Leak | Edmunds

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalled for Possible Power Steering Fluid Leak


Just the Facts:
  • Mitsubishi is recalling 203 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission because of a possible power steering fluid leak.
  • Certain 2007-'12 Outlander vehicles that received replacement six-speed automatic transmissions during servicing are also part of the recall.
  • Mitsubishi dealers will replace the power steering pressure tube and return tube.

WASHINGTON Mitsubishi is recalling 203 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission because of a possible power steering fluid leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Certain 2007-'12 Outlander vehicles that received replacement six-speed automatic transmissions during servicing are also part of the recall.

"The transmissions in these vehicles have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the converter housing of the automatic transmission," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "As a result of the contact, the power steering pressure tube may develop a hole and leak power steering fluid.

"A power steering fluid leak could result in a loss of steering assistance, increasing the risk of a crash."

Mitsubishi told federal safety regulators it is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the recall.

The affected 2013 Outlanders were built from September 3, 2012 to March 29, 2013. The recall covers 2007-'12 Outlanders with the replacement automatic transaxles from July 23, 2012 to the present.

Mitsubishi dealers will replace the power steering pressure tube and return tube. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.

Edmunds says: Since Mitsubishi is still working on an owner notification schedule, it's best to contact your dealer if you have any concerns in the meantime.

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