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Mitsubishi recalls more than 360,000 cars for numerous issues

(MGN Online)

UPDATE:

About 227,000 more vehicles have been recalled due to faulty sunroof glass. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the sunroof can detach while driving. Last week, more than 141,000 vehicles were recalled due to accessory drive belts coming loose, causing engines to stall.

Click here to read the new report.

See previous story below.

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Mitsubishi is recalling some of its top-selling models in the U.S. because the accessory drive belt can come loose and cause engines to stall.

The recall covers just over 141,000 Outlander SUVs from 2008 through 2012, Outlander Sport SUVs from 2011 through 2012, Lancer cars from 2009 through 2012 and Lancer Sportbacks from 2010 through 2012. All have Mitsubishi's 4B11 or 4B12 engines.

The automaker says a flange that automatically adjusts the belt tension can crack, causing the belt to detach. That will drain the battery and cause the engine to stall. It was unclear if there have been any crashes or injuries.

Dealers will replace the belt tensioner with an improved one at no cost to owners. The recall is to begin March 27.

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