Possible black screen issue with reverse camera, Mitsubishi recalls nearly 90,000 Outlander vehicles in the US

Mitsubishi recalls almost 90,000 Outlander vehicles in the US due to potential black screen problem with reverse camera

【PhoneAuto News】According to foreign media reports, Mitsubishi Motors recently announced a recall plan in the United States. Nearly 90,000 classic models of Mitsubishi Outlander are facing recall due to problems with the vehicle’s reverse image.

Mitsubishi Outlander

The recall notice shows that some 2022 and 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs have software errors that may cause the infotainment screen to go black when the vehicle is reversing, making the backup camera unable to display. It is reported that a total of 89,907 vehicles are affected, including 2022 and 2023 gasoline-powered Outlander models and 2023 Outlander PHEV models.

As early as July 2022, Outlander owners from Japan reported this issue, and Mitsubishi subsequently conducted an investigation, finding that this was caused by a problem with the software code of some vehicles. If the driver shifts into reverse within 40 seconds of the infotainment screen being turned on and keeps it for more than 6 seconds, the backup camera of the vehicle may turn black. According to US road safety regulations, all new vehicles must be equipped with a backup camera, so Mitsubishi’s problem will result in the vehicle not complying with federal regulations and must be recalled for repair.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi stated that it has only received four on-site reports and two warranty claims in the United States, and the company has not yet received any accident or injury reports related to this issue. Mitsubishi stated that the related recall will start from June 20th, and the company will notify affected vehicle owners to remind them of this issue. The affected vehicle owners will be advised to drive their vehicles to authorized dealerships, where staff will reprogram the infotainment system software to eliminate the possibility of the screen going black.

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