Affected vehicles can experience problems with the brake-light illumination due to a manufacturing error. Following vehicles are consequently left without warning when drivers apply the brakes.
The company already issued a recall for a similar problem in 2008, citing silicone-grease contamination on the brake-light switch contacts, however the first campaign did not fully address all defective batches.
The company traced initial reports of problems back to customer complaints from 2009, but the root cause could not be determined at the time. Similar reports were received in 2012, with a low occurrence rate, however another two years slipped by before the company realized it was dealing with the same issue as the 2008 recall.
The new campaign includes Outlander crossovers from the 2007 through 2009 model years. Affected vehicles will receive a replacement brake-light switch to resolve the problem.