Mitsubishi recalls Lancer, Outlander for increased crash risk in snowy states

Mitsubishi will recall older Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport vehicles sold in states where road salt is used in winters, according to paperwork filed with the NHTSA last week.

Road salt, or sodium chloride, used to melt snow and ice from roadways in many states can corrode the front cross members on the suspensions of the affected vehicles. The corrosion can cause the lower control arms to detach, which can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.