Mitsubishi has published a recall 2865 A foreigner models across the United States.
A recall report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that the affected models may have a support plate in an automatic locking retractor (ALR) that was manufactured out of specification due to improper maintenance of injection molding stamps. This problem means that the ALR function can be turned off before the seat belt strap is fully retracted.
The recall applies to the 2022 Outlander models that were released between February 2, 2022 and March 2, 2022. The problem does not affect the driver’s seat, but affects the front passenger seat, left seat in the second row and right in the second row -side seat.
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Mitsubishi became aware of a potential problem in late February 2022 when it discovered a problem with ALR functionality with some seat belts on two Outlander models built at a plant in Okazaki, Japan. The following month, it was discovered that two more Outlanders have the same problem. Autoliv supplier Japan then launched an investigation in March and April before handing over its findings to Mitsubishi.
The Japanese car manufacturer does not know of any warranty claims or field reports related to this issue.
Dealers and customers will be notified of the recall in June. If a customer-owned vehicle is found to have seat belts manufactured within certain numbers with a support plate that may not meet specifications, new seat belts will be installed free of charge. Owners who have already paid for the solution can apply for a refund through Mitsubishi Customer Relations Department.