Mitsubishi Recalls Vehicles Due to Parking-Brake Issue

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has agreed to recall 21,758 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport sport utility vehicles (SUV) because corrosion could cause failure of their parking brakes.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 20V-741, due to improper manufacture, the rust-prevention coating on the rear brake-operating shaft could peel off during assembly which might allow water to penetrate the rear brake caliper boot and cause the brake-operating shaft to rust.

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The negative impact of this occurrence could be failure of the parking brake to operate properly which could lead to a vehicle “rollaway and increase a risk of crash,” the report states.

Repairing the problem includes replacing the brake caliper assembly which will be performed at no cost to dealers or owners.

Mitsubishi will begin notifying dealers of the recall Jan. 18, 2021, and owners Jan. 25, 2021.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.