Mitsubishi has issued a revocation affecting 2,865 Outlander models across the United States.
A revocation notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that the affected models may have a bearing plate in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) that was made outside the specification due to improper maintenance of the injection mold die in a material supplier. This problem means that the ALR function may be disabled before the seat belt webbing is completely withdrawn.
The recall affects the 2022 Outlander models that were produced between February 2, 2022 and March 2, 2022. The problem does not affect the driver’s seat but the front passenger seat, the left side seat of the second row and the right side of the second row. – Side seat.
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Mitsubishi became aware of a potential problem in late February 2022 when it discovered an ALR performance performance problem with fixed seat belts on two outlander models built at its Okazaki plant in Japan. The following month, two more Outlanders were found to have the same problem. The supplier, Autolive Japan, then launched an investigation between March and April before delivering its results to Mitsubishi.
The Japanese car manufacturer is not aware of any warranty claims or field reports regarding the problem.
Both the dealership and the customer will be notified of the withdrawal in June. If the seat belt assemblies in a customer-owned vehicle are made within the specified lot number and possibly have bearing plates outside the specification, new seat belt assemblies will be installed free of charge. Owners who have already paid for the issue can apply for a refund through the Mitsubishi Customer Relations section.