approximately 9,200 model-year 2018 mitsubishi outlander plug-in hybrid suvs and outlander sport suvs; model-year 2018-19 eclipse cross suvs; and model-year 2017-18 outlander suvs, all equipped with forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection
the problem: due to incorrect software, the forward collision mitigation electronic control unit may apply braking for longer than needed, even after a pedestrian is no longer detected, resulting in rapid deceleration and increasing the risk of a rear-end collision.
the fix: dealers will reprogram the forward collision mitigation ecu software with updated software for free.
what owners should do: mitsubishi will begin notifying owners on oct. 16. owners can call the automaker at 888-648-7820, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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