Mitsubishi Recalls 161,000 Vehicles for Potential Engine Stalls

Mitsubishi Motors Corps has issued a recall for 161,167 vehicles in the United States and Canada after determining faulty electric relays can cause engines to overheat and stall resulting in an increased risk of crash.

About the Mitsubishi Engine Stall Recall

According to the Chicago Tribune, the recall affects the following models:

  • 2015-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV
  • 2015-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • 2015-2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Most of the vehicles were sold in the U.S., but 28,615 were sold in Canada.

Mitsubishi announced that they will begin notifying owners about the recall this month and that dealers are instructed to replace the defective relays free of charge.

Dangers of Engine Stalls

If a car stalls while in operation, it can leave the driver of the vehicle without power steering, power brakes, airbags, and other essential safety features.

If your car stalls while you are driving, the most important thing for you to focus on is staying come. Try to apply the brakes and pull over to the side of the road. Both steering and braking will require more effort than usual, but try to avoid severe steering adjustments or slamming on the brakes.

Once you are on a safe part of the vehicle, try to restart your car. If you are unable to restart your vehicle, or if you just don’t feel safe operating the vehicle after experiencing the stall, call for a tow.

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