MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2009: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : OUTLANDER Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2006-09-08 - 2013-03-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V791000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2016-10-31 Date Added to Database: 2016-10-31
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SR-16-009
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 100082
Summary:
      Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. "MMNA" is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 Outlander vehicles manufactured September 8, 2006, to March 29, 2013. In the affected vehicles, water may enter between the hood and windshield and cause the front wiper link ball joint to corrode, possibly resulting in the wiper link separating and the wipers becoming inoperative.
Consequence:
      Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber boot on the ball joint to prevent water intrusion. Additionally, they will inspect the wiper motor crank arm for excessive play, replacing it as necessary. These repairs will be done free of charge. The manufacturer has sent an interim notice and will send second notice when parts are available. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-009.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.