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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:CHECK VALVERecall Date: 03/05/2009
  • Summary: MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING 39,711 MY 2008-2009 OUTLANDER AND LACER VEHICLES. INCORRECT MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF THE BRAKE BOOSTER CHECK VALVE MAY CAUSE THE CHECK VALVE TO STICK CLOSED WHEN THE ENGINE IS SHUT OFF. WHEN THE VEHICLE IS RE-STARTED AND PUT INTO MOTION, UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS (VERY SLOW VEHICLE MANEUVERS), THERE MAY BE INSUFFICIENT INITIAL BRAKING ASSIST.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 39711
  • Consequence: THIS MAY TEMPORARILY INCREASE THE STOPPING DISTANCE OF THE VEHICLE AND THEREFORE INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE BOOSTER CHECK VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
  • Notes: MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-09-002. 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 09V077000

Reliability

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Warranty

One notable advantage the Outlander has over competitors is a long basic warranty, which is good for five years or 60,000 miles.

Those interested in purchasing an earlier model year of the Outlander should note that Mitsubishi has recalled some 2007 and 2008 Outlanders due to a malfunction that might prevent the brake lights from turning on. A defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains, "The stop lamp switch of the subject vehicles may have been contaminated with silicone grease during vehicle assembly. If the contamination is sufficient, the contact points may become coated with silicone oxide and not allow the brake lamps to be operative," which "will not provide warning to following traffic and could result in a crash."

 

Warranty information last updated: 10/13/09

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