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The panoramic roof offered on the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a great way to make the cabin feel more open, but some owners of the compact CUV could get a little more openness than they bargained for. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for Outlander Sport models built between August 2010 and March 2011 due to the possibility that the panoramic roof could fly off.

On about 3,200 Outlander Sport models in the US and Puerto Rico, a potentially improper installation process could have resulted in a lack of adhesive primer between the glass and the roof, which could allow the glass to detach from the vehicle and become dangerous debris on the road. Fortunately, it sounds like there have only been two instances of detached roofs, and neither was in the US. As a fix, Mitsubishi dealers will check to make sure the primer was used, and if not, the glass will be reinstalled following the proper procedure. Scroll down for the official NHTSA recall notice.
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RECALL Subject : Panoramic Glass Roof May Detach
Report Receipt Date: JUN 20, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V255000
Component(s): VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,181
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, through March 29, 2011. The panoramic glass roof may have been installed without primer being applied before the adhesive.

CONSEQUENCE:
Without primer being used, the panoramic glass roof may have reduced adhesion, possibly allowing the glass roof to detach from the vehicle, resulting in a road hazard to other vehicles.

REMEDY:
MMNA will notify owners and dealers will inspect the panoramic glass to see if primer was installed. If primer is not present, the glass will be reinstalled. MMNA has not yet provided a notification schedule. MMNA's recall number is SR-13-007. Customers may contact MMNA at 1-888-648-7820.

NOTES:
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.


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      Tuga
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh, so in a way, it's Mitsus answer to the Murano convertible.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Master Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it's one of the funniest recalls this year actually.
        mikoprivat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Master Austin
        not when you're hit in the head by their grbage falling off their garbage like their owners were when they decided to buy a mitsubishi
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you see an Outlander, do not tailgate.
      Jazzor
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey that's the cheapest way to do a topless mod on your car :D
      untitledfolder
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mitsubishi is slowly recalling their entire business it seems like.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        bayway48
        • 1 Year Ago
        Sad indeed....wait a minute.....urchin, you be the driver behind one of these "Instant convertiables" when it decides to loose its top....dangerous or not dangerous....I will leave that up to you.....and I will give you the option of being behind it sitting in your "so called towed Escape!"....really?????
      AcidTonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not too far off from Lincoln recalling their glass sliding roofs...... The only difference is Mitsu isn't trying to make the car luxury. It seems these glass roofs are more trouble than they are worth. Multiple manufacturers just can't seem to get them right.
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Ford/Lincoln have been using panoramic roofs since 2007 in the Edge/MKX and I haven't heard of a single recall yet.
        Lab Rat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        See: Subaru Forester sunroof. They're HUGE and they've been doing it for a decade plus.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like some bad Jay Leno jokes just wrote itself, I can just imagine: "Alright ladies and gentleman, so Mitsubishi just issued a recall of their Outlander CUV, where the roof can fly off. When asked about it officials said apparently the roof just Out and Lands itself. Get it because the name, Outlander." naahnaaha, Leno snicker, drums.
      Deneway
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want a convertible!
      Bryan Lund
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mitsubishi is the finest automaker on the planet right now and all automakers experience recalls of this thing or that thing now and then. What's to worry about if you own a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Any Mitsubishi dealer will fix your Outlander Sport (remember it's only a small manufacturing window of the Sport's affected here...not the entire production run of the beautiful Mitsubishi Outlander Sport) for free. It would probably take about 1 1/2 hours or 2 hours to fix your Outlander Sport. Ford has more recalls than Mitsubishi and so does Toyota. But they build way more cars, too, so I'm not putting any other automaker down. I'd take my Outlander Sport in for the recall, pour some good coffee and then engage in conversation soon after that with a Mitsubishi salesperson about what is coming up new from Mitsubishi. I want to research their new Lancer/EVO lineup that will employ regenerative technology, generator technology to drive wheels and hybrid and/or electric technology. Can't wait. Oh, and Mitsubishi is not leaving the U.S. car sales market. Get back to Seattle Mariner baseball and forget about this. Fast.
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