There are no reported injuries.
Mitsubishi will recall 174,382 vehicles in cold-weather states in the U.S. because the lower control arms can corrode and break. The affected models include the 2002-2007 Lancer, 2003-2006 Lancer Evolution, 2004 Lancer Wagon, 2003-2006 Outlander, and V6-equipped examples of the 2007-2013 Outlander. The affected states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
According to Mitsubishi, these states use salt on the roads during the winter. This can eventually corrode the front lower control arms. If this problem occurs, then the part could detach from the vehicle, which could result in a loss of control.
Mitsubishi received its first report of this problem in May 2014 when the company found evidence of excessive corrosion on the front cross member of a 2008 Outlander in Canada. The automaker opened an investigation into these failures' prevalence and eventually decided to conduct this recall. There have been no reported injuries from this issue.
Dealers will inspect the front cross members for corrosion. Depending on the parts' condition, technicians will either replace it or they'll spray a sealing agent on the component.