2022 Mitsubishi Outlander – Alleged Hood Defect Subject of Class Action
Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Owners and Lessees of 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Vehicles
On February 9, 2022, a class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, against Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (“Mitsubishi”) on behalf of past and present owners and lessees of defective 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vehicles, because the vehicles, allegedly, contain defective hoods that flutter and bounce when driving.
According to the class action complaint, the defective hood poses a safety hazard, because a bouncing and fluttering hood distracts drivers concerned that the hood may be become unlatched and open at any moment, thus drawing attention to the hood defect and away from other members of the motoring public and/or pedestrians.
Despite being notified of the hood defect from, among other things, pre-production testing, numerous consumer complaints (both to the NHTSA and on Mitsubishi enthusiast websites) warranty data, and dealership repair orders, Mitsubishi has not, according to the complaint, recalled the subject vehicles to repair the defect and has not offered a suitable repair or replacement hood that is not defective.