MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2018: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: PEDESTRIAN AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : OUTLANDER Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2016-08-01 - 2018-06-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V620000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-10-16 Date Received by ODI: 2018-09-14 Date Added to Database: 2018-09-18
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SR-18-007
Component: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: PEDESTRIAN AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 9166
Summary:
      Mitsubishi Motors North America "MMNA" is recalling certain 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Outlander Sport, 2018-2019 Eclipse Cross, and 2017-2018 Outlander vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Mitigation "FCM" system that detects pedestrians. Due to incorrect software, the FCM-ECU "Electronic Control Unit" may apply braking for longer than needed, even after a pedestrian is no longer detected.
Consequence:
      If the FCM-ECU software activates the brake for longer than necessary, the driver may react by applying additional braking. The resulting rapid deceleration of the vehicle can increase the risk of a rear-end collision.
Remedy:
      MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the FCM-ECU software with updated software, free of charge. The recall is began October 16, 2018. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-18-007.
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.