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Outlander front cross member recall

Old 09-19-2018, 09:13 PM
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Curious if anyone has actually had their cross member replaced under the recall. Or did dealer just put some rust protectant on it.
Service advisor told me they test it by trying to punch through it with a hammer and punch in a certain spot.
Old 09-20-2018, 07:00 AM
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Mine is scheduled to be replaced when the part arrive at the dealer. 2010 with only 35200 km.
They said a "small hole in it"
Old 09-20-2018, 04:28 PM
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I had my 08 in to the dealer in April of 2017 (w/ about 122,000 miles at the time). The cross-member did not need to be replaced so they just put the anti-rust agent on.
Old 09-20-2018, 09:37 PM
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All they did was slap some goop on it.
Old 10-27-2018, 08:45 AM
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Came across this detailed page with how dealer should be inspecting the crossmember for replacement and applying the rust prevention.


Old 03-14-2019, 02:33 PM
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We had our 2008 Outlander inspected under the 2016 recall and it was deemed to be ok. They applied the coating agent at that time. Yesterday our car was at the dealer and there is now a 1" hole in the crossmember and it needs to be replaced. I contacted Mitsubishi Canada and they said the car was out of warranty now and they would not fix it. I contacted Transport Canada who indicated that the repair was require regardless of the warranty since it was a safety recall. They have opened a file and will be contacting Mitsubishi Canada directly. If you are faced with this issue in Canada:
1) Contact Transport Canada - you will need the km of the vehicle and VIN number for the report
2) I have started a forum on Twitter for Mitsubishi vehicles with corrosion @MitsubishiCorr1 to provide stories from other owners facing the same issue.
Hopefully if enough people provide documentation to Transport Canada they will issue another recall
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