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RECALL Subject : Vehicle Hesitation when Accelerating

Report Receipt Date: JUL 28, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V563000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 82,436


Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


SUMMARY:

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles and 2016 Outlander and Lancer vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a constant velocity transmission (CVT) that, in certain driving conditions, may cause a delay in the vehicle accelerating.
CONSEQUENCE:
A hesitation during acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MMNA has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the CVT control unit with modified software, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2016. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-006.
 
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