Several hundred vehicles made at the Mitsubishi plant in Normal are being recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a faulty weld point on the Outlander Sport may cause a strut stabilizer to disconnect from a link bracket and jeopardize a tire, or a brake hose. NHTSA says if either the tire or the hose sustains damage, drivers could have more difficulty controlling the steering or the vehicle could require a longer stopping distance. Government documents indicate the potential problem has been traced to two shifts at an Indiana parts supplier and not any problem at the plant in the twin cities. 305 Outlander Sport vehicles are affected. The plant has put out nearly 55,000 since production of the 2013 model began. The recalled vehicles were made between January 17th and January 25th. Mitsubishi has said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall. The problem surfaced in May when a dealer repair shop notified the company after an owner complained of an odd noise. Repairs will be free to owners.
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