Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Recalled to Prevent Engine Damage

    A software error could cause a stall while the car is moving and permanently damage the engine

    2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport driving Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports

    If you drive a 2019 through 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV, you should check to see if your car is included in a new recall.

    Over 76,000 vehicles have been recalled to fix a software error that might cause the engine to rev too high at speeds above 62 mph and permanently damage the engine. It may cause the car to stall while in motion, which could cause a crash.

    Outlander Sports with a manual transmission and/or a push-button start are not included in the recall.

    In documents provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Mitsubishi says it is aware of 31 instances of engines that needed to be replaced due to this issue, but that there have been no crashes or injuries related to the recall.

    Mitsubishi dealerships will provide a software update to affected vehicles, free of charge.

    The Details

    Vehicles recalled: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs with a CVT and a keyed ignition manufactured between July 31, 2018, and May 11, 2022.

    The problem: A software error may cause the transmission to erroneously set the lowest gear ratio, which could cause serious engine damage at high speeds.

    The fix: Mitsubishi dealerships will reprogram the vehicle software, free of charge.

    How to contact the manufacturer: The automaker will contact affected owners by mail starting on Aug. 24, 2022. Owners may also contact Mitsubishi at 888-648-7820.

    NHTSA campaign number: 22V563. Mitsubishi’s own number for this recall is SR-22-004.

    Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

    If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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    Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.