Recalls: Mitsubishi and NHTSA recall select 2011 Outlander Sport crossovers with panoramic roofs

Mitsubishi and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration have issued a recall for some 3,181 2011 model year Outlander Sport crossover SUVs. The recall is apparently for the improper installation of the panoramic sunroof for models equipped with it.

Cars affected were made between August 26, 2010 and March 29th, 2011 and the issues lies with the original assembly process where a required primer and adhesive may have not been applied properly.

Resultantly, affected panoramic glass roofs could possibly detach from the vehicle. Mitisubishi said they will inspect all affected models and will replace the glass if necessary using the right processes.

For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

RECALL Subject : Panoramic Glass Roof May Detach
Report Receipt Date: JUN 20, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V255000
Component(s): VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,181
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, through March 29, 2011. The panoramic glass roof may have been installed without primer being applied before the adhesive.

CONSEQUENCE:
Without primer being used, the panoramic glass roof may have reduced adhesion, possibly allowing the glass roof to detach from the vehicle, resulting in a road hazard to other vehicles.

REMEDY:
MMNA will notify owners and dealers will inspect the panoramic glass to see if primer was installed. If primer is not present, the glass will be reinstalled. MMNA has not yet provided a notification schedule. MMNA’s recall number is SR-13-007. Customers may contact MMNA at 1-888-648-7820.

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.

– By: Chris Chin


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