Mitsubishi recalls Lancers, Outlanders, Lancer Sportbacks and Outlander Sports

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The accessory drive belt may detach, stalling the engine

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 141,053 model year 2009-2012 Lancers, model year 2008-2012 Outlanders, model year 2010-2012 Lancer Sportbacks and model year2011-2012 Outlander Sports equipped with either a 4B11 or 4B12 engine.

The drive belt automatic tensioner flange may crack, allowing the accessory drive belt to detach.

If the drive belt detaches, the battery will discharge and the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the belt tensioner with one that has an improved shape, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2018.

Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-18-001.

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