Mitsubishi has announced that they are recalling certain model year 2013 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured June 11, 2012 through September 11, 2012. They stated that these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment”, and Number 114, “Theft Protection”. The brake stop lamps may illuminate continuously or intermittently. The shift lever could also be moved out of park without depressing the brake pedal.
If the brake lamps do not illuminate properly, other vehicles may not know when the vehicle is stopping. This could increase the risk of a crash. If the shift lever is moved from park without using the brake, the vehicle may roll causing personal injury.
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will correct the installation of the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-327-4236.