June 27, 2003
Mitsubishi Motors Has Recalled the 2003 Outlander
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Mitsubishi Outlander Year: 2003
Number Potentially Involved: 43,649
Dates of Manufacture: August 2002 – April 2003
Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, water could enter the front
floorboard area from openings in the side sill or upper dash area. This
water could collect under the seat and cause electrical corrosion to occur
in the harness connectors that contain the wiring for the seatbelt pre-tensioner,
side air bag impact sensor, and stop lamps. Electrical corrosion of the
harness could cause the seat belt pre-tensioner to malfunction, the side air
bag not to deploy and/or the brake lamps not to illuminate or to falsely
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the side sills and dash panel for openings that
may allow water leakage into the vehicle cabin. In addition to sealing any
openings that may be found, the wiring connectors will be inspected for
signs of electrical corrosion. The floor harness will be replaced if it has
any signs of water damage or electrical corrosion. The manufacturer has not
yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may
contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V194].
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!
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