Approximately 3,200 model-year 2019-20 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs and model-year 2019 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUVs are being recalled due to seat belt issues. The seat belt for the right-side second-row seat may have been assembled incorrectly and may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Mitsubishi began notifying owners on July 14. Owners can call the automaker at 888-648-7820 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To remedy the issue, dealers will inspect the right-side second-row seat belt and replace it, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.