Mitsubishi Recalls Several Models to Address CVT Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Mitsubishi is recalling 82,436 vehicles to address an issue with their continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The recall affects the 2015-2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2016 Outlander and 2016 Lancer models, which are equipped with a Jatco-sourced CVT that the Japanese automaker calls a constant velocity transmission.

According to the recall notice, the CVTs in the affected vehicles can momentarily lose signal and delay acceleration, potentially increasing the risk of an accident. Currently it is unknown if any injuries or deaths are related to the issue.

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To address the issue, dealerships will reprogram the affected CVTs for free. The Japanese automaker has begun notifying owners.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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