Just 305 units of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the subject of a recall over a potential suspension issue. Crossovers made from January 17-25 of this year might suffer from a bad weld on the front left strut's stabilizer link. If it fails, damage to the brake hose or tire could result, in turn making steering or braking control of the compact CUV more difficult.

When the recall begins, owners can take their Outlander Sports to Mitsubishi dealers for inspection and replacement of the strut assembly if necessary. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin below has more information.
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Report Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V300000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 305
Vehicle Model Year(s) Make Model: 2013 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2013 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured January 17, 2013, through January 25, 2013. The stabilizer link on the front strut was improperly welded. As a result, the link may detach and cause damage to the tire and/or brake hose.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the stabilizer link bracket damages the tire and/or brake line, the driver may have more difficulty controlling the steering of the vehicle, or the vehicle may require a longer stopping distance to come to a complete and controlled stop. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the front left strut assembly free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA at 1-800-222-0037. MMNA's recall number is SR-13-008.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      If a robot did this I hope it feels ashamed and goes jump in a lake.
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      Wally SirFatty
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm honestly surprised that all the Mitsubishi vehicles are not under constant recall. What complete POS products.
        ap
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Wally SirFatty
        I have to disagree with you. I used to have new 2008 Lancer GTS manual, made 224 000 miles in 3 1/2 years ( not a typo ) All I did with it was new spark plugs at 120 000, clutch at 180 000 and new light bulb in tail light at 210 000 miles. Same belts, starter, water pump, everything. Most reliable car I have ever had. I still have 2007 Outlander V6 with 126 000 miles ( my wife's car ), not one problem yet. I drive app. 60 000 miles a year, so I go thru new cars pretty often.
        GR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Wally SirFatty
        What are you talking about? Everybody has had recalls in the last few years. The big names for recalls recently are Toyota, Honda, Ford, and Chrysler. The rest have all had recalls too, but not at the scale of the ones I named above.
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      Bryan Lund
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS with 108,766 trouble-free miles on it. Love the car, it is fun to drive, looks great and is reliable. Mitsubishi gets a bad name for no good reason. I'm going to pop some Tragically Hip into the Lancer GTS' 650-watt Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker stereo CD with 10" boombox in the trunk, take a leisurely drive and enjoy some time off work here in south-central New Mexico.
      phlavor
      • 1 Year Ago
      I rented one of these the other day. My honest opinion is that it's the worst in its class.
      ezpotatoezpotato
      • 1 Year Ago
      all 2 of them will be fixed by friday