Latino Traffic Report has learned that Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to January 5, 2015 and certain model year 2007-2013 Outlander vehicles manufactured September 8, 2006, to March 29, 2013. In the Outlander Sports, water may drop between the hood and the windshield and leak into the wiper motor breathing hole.
The water may cause internal corrosion of the windshield wiper motor and the possible failure of the motor. In the larger Outlander, water may enter between the hood and windshield and cause the front wiper link ball joint to corrode, possibly resulting in the wiper link separating and the wipers becoming inoperative.
Failure of the wiper motor can cause a loss of visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor on the Outlander Sport, free of charge.
MMNA will notify owners and dealers and will replace the rubber boot on the ball joint to prevent water intrusion on affected Outlander models. Additionally, they will inspect the wiper motor crank arm for excessive play, replacing it as necessary and will replace the rubber boot on the ball joint to prevent water intrusion.
Additionally, they will inspect the wiper motor crank arm for excessive play, replacing it as necessary. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for the Outlander Sport is SR-16-010 and SR-16-009 for the Outlander.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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