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Mitsubishi recalls Lancers, Lancer Sportbacks, Outlanders, and Outlander Sport vehicles

The lower control arm may detach due to corrosion

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Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 141,200 model year 2008-2010 Lancers, model year 2010 Lancer Sportbacks, model year 2008-2013 Outlanders and model year 2011-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.

A detached front control arm can result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members.

Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it.

The repairs will be performed free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin July 14, 2020.

Owners may contact MMNA customer service at (888) 648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-20-003.

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