Mitsubishi has issued a recall alert for Outlander SUVs due to a faulty wiring issue that could cause the fuel pump to shut down unexpectedly. The automaker will recall around 17,000 vehicles. Mitsubishi said that only as little as 1% of the recalled vehicles are affected by wiring issues. But it needs to inspect all to find the faulty ones.
As per the company’s report submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mitsubishi explained that some wires inside the pumps may not be fused correctly. This can shut down vehicles or might stall while driving and not restart.
17,000 Vehicles Recalled Over Potentially Faulty Fuel Pump
Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 17,000 units of the 2022 Outlander over faulty fuel pump wiring. The automaker explained that not all the SUVs have the issues, but it’s recalling all of them to be on the safe side.
The company said that affected outlanders were built with a fuel pump whose commutator and wires weren’t fused properly, resulting in poor continuity. This can stop gasoline from entering the engine – in turn, the engine would suddenly stall or not start. As per the company, the affected vehicles were built between February 8, 2021, and October 12, 2021.
The automaker will be sending notifications by mail starting in March 2022. Owners will need to bring their vehicles to the nearest service center to get the fuel pump replaced with an updated one free of charge.
Owners who have already paid to have their fuel pump replaced or other expenses like a towing bill presumably may be eligible for reimbursement.
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