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Mitsubishi recalls 50,000 cars

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Mitsubishi Motors is recalling more than 50,000 SUVs, because the rear hatch lift gate can suddenly fall on people.

In documents posted by US Safety Regulators, the recall covers certain Outlander Sport SUVs from the 2011, 2012 and 2016 model years.

Mitsubishi says the outer tube on the lift gate supports may not have been treated properly to prevent rust.

That can make the tube corrode when exposed to road salt and water and allow the gas that holds up the hatch to leak out.

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