NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V867
Potential Number of Units Affected: 50,228
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to June 1, 2012, and 2016 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured January 11, 2016, to July 8, 2016.
The lift gate support outer tube on the affected vehicles may have insufficient anti-corrosion treatment that can allow the outer tube to corrode due to salt and water penetration.
If the outer tube corrodes, there may be a rapid loss of the gas used to provide lift assistance, causing the lift gate to fall suddenly, increasing the risk of injury.
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lift gate supports, free of charge.
The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820.
MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-011.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.