Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 15,347 model year 2013-2015 Outlander Sport vehicles originally sold, 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
Mitsubishi 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 free of charge.
Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at (888) 648-7820.