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Mitsubishi vehicles with pedestrian detection system recalled

The Electronic Control Unit may apply braking for longer than needed

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Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 9,166 model year 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Outlander Sport, 2018-2019 Eclipse Cross, and model year 2017-2018 Outlander vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system that detects pedestrians.

Due to incorrect software, the FCM-ECU (Electronic Control Unit) may apply braking for longer than needed, even after a pedestrian is no longer detected.

If the FCM-ECU software activates the brake for longer than necessary, the driver may react by applying additional braking. The resulting rapid deceleration of the vehicle can increase the risk of a rear-end collision.

What to do

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the FCM-ECU software with updated software, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2018.

Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-18-007.

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