Second Windscreen Wiper recall for Mitsubishi Outlander

2007-12 Outlander recalled again

A second recall to fix issues with the windscreen wipers fitted to Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs has been initiated by Mitsubishi Motors Australia.

In June, a Mitsubishi Outlander recall was announced to fix an issue that involved a corroding wiper link ball joint.

Now, affecting those same model year vehicles, comes another recall – this time to correct possible water intrusion into the windscreen wiper motor.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will also oversee the latest recall with all affected vehicles sold in Australia between the 21st of November 2006 and the 28th of February 2013.

Is your Mitsubishi Outlander affected? Check your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) here.

The recall notice advises that the structure of the front deck allows water intrusion onto the windshield wiper motor.

Water accumulated around the wiper motor breather hole is drawn into the motor as it cools down after use.

As a result, internal parts of the front windshield wiper motor may rust or seize and the wipers may become inoperative.

What are the hazards?

Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

What should affected owners do?

When parts become available, Mitsubishi Motors Australia will contact all known owners by mail and advise them to present their vehicle to their preferred dealer to replace the front windshield wiper motor.

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Further info is also available from Mitsubishi Motors Australia (1300 13 12 11), local dealerships and the Mitsubishi-Motors website.

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