Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 Lancer, 2004 Lancer Wagon, 2003-2006 Lancer Evolution, 2003-2006 Outlander and 2007-2013 Outlander V-6 vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.
A detached front control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-003.
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.
2.4L SOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 MIVEC engine
5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Front wheel drive
Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
Independent multi-link rear suspension
Front/rear stabilizer bars
P225/60R16 all-season tires
16" x 6" steel wheels w/wheel covers
Compact spare tire
Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
Anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
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