February 21, 2003
MITSUBISHI Has Recalled the 2003 OUTLANDER
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : MITSUBISHI Model : OUTLANDER Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V028000 Recall Date : JAN 24, 2003
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 31000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, DURING EXTREMELY LOW TEMPERATURE
CONDITIONS, ICE CAN BUILD UP INSIDE
THE ENGINE THROTTLE VALVE. THIS ICE BUILD-UP COULD CAUSE THE ACCELERATOR
PEDAL TO STICK OR NOT TO RETURN
TO IDLE AFTER ACCELERATING.
FAILURE TO RETURN TO IDLE COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ENGINE CONTROL COMPUTER TO ELIMINATE THIS
CONDITION. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN
AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN
AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A
REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT
MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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