Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 177,000 model year 2014-2019 Outlander and model year 2018-2019 Outlander PHEV vehicles.
The second-row center seat belt buckle may interfere with the right-side seat belt buckle when the seat backs are folded down.
The interference may cause the right-side seat belt buckle cover to come off, making the buckle latch inoperable and unable to restrain an occupant.
An unrestrained occupant has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
What to do
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will modify the second-row center seat belt buckle cover, install a new warning label to the second-row seat support base, and provide a new warning label insert for the owner's manual free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin September 11, 2020.
Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at (888) 648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-20-004.