2005 Mitsubishi LANCER Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Recall

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2005 Mitsubishi LANCER Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Recall

 NHTSA Recall #113101
NHTSA Compaign #16V458000
MFG Compaign #SR-16-003
 ManufacturerMitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
 SupplierMITSUBISHI
 BrandMITSUBISHI
 ModelLANCER
 Model Year2005
 ComponentSUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
 Date of notification14/09/16
 Begin date of manufacuring29/06/01
 End date of manufacturing14/06/07
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received23/06/16
 Report created23/06/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units194674
 Defect summaryMitsubishi 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.
 Consequence summaryA detached front control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionMmna 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 recall began january 2017. Owners may contact mmna customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mmna's number for this recall is sr-16-003.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

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