The Electronic Control Unit may apply braking for longer than needed

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

September 25, 2018

PhotoMitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 9,166 model year 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Outlander Sport, 2018-2019 Eclipse Cross, and model year 2017-2018 Outlander vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system that detects pedestrians.

Due to incorrect software, the FCM-ECU (Electronic Control Unit) may apply braking for longer than needed, even after a pedestrian is no longer detected.

If the FCM-ECU software activates the brake for longer than necessary, the driver may react by applying additional braking. The resulting rapid deceleration of the vehicle can increase the risk of a rear-end collision.

What to do

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the FCM-ECU software with updated software, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2018.

Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-18-007.

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