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Mitsubishi Galant Recalls

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03/23/10 Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2010 galant vehicles. the automatic transmission oil cooler pipe assembly on some vehicles may have insufficient plating to prevent corrosion, if the pipe should develop a hole due to corrosion, automatic transmission fluid leakage may occur.

Atf in the presence of an ignition source may result in a potential fire hazard.

Dealers will have the aft oil cooler pipe assembly inspected. if insufficient plating is found during inspection, the dealer will replace the aft oil cooler pipe assembly with new parts containing appropriate anti-corrosion plating. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during march 2010. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
09/20/08 Mitsubishi is recalling 45,988 my 2005-2007 endeavor, galant, eclipse coupe, and my 2007 eclipse spyder vehicles. the bracket that is the attachment point for the left rear fuel tank mounting strap may have been improperly formed during a metal stamping process. the process may have caused the metal to have a split in the area where the bolt that holds one of the two fuel tank straps to the underside of the vehicle is located. in the event the fuel tank is full and the vehicle is subject to a severe collision, the bracket may break and allow the fuel tank to drop down, possibly causing a fuel leak.

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect to see if the left rear fuel tank strap mounting bracket has splitting beyond a specific limit. vehicles with moderate to severe splitting will be repaired using a reinforcement cap, a special structural adhesive, and a rivet to reinforce the fuel tank mounting bracket. the recall began on september 20, 2008. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Mitsubishi recall no. sr-08-005.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
10/03/05 On certain passenger vehicles equipped with anti-lock brakes, the brake master cylinder, which controls the fluid pressure to the vehicle's brakes, may allow brake fluid to bypass internally during stopping.

This may result in a partial loss of braking, increased stopping distances, and could lead to a vehicle crash.

Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder. the recall began on october 3, 2005. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236; (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
11/26/01 Vehicle description: passenger vehicles built with v6 engines to federal emission standards. the power steering fluid feed tube can come in contact with an exhaust manifold mounted heat shield causing a hole to be worn through the power steering pipe allowing fluid leakage.

Leaking power steering fluid can result in a fire and continued loss of fluid will result in a loss of power assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the power steering tube with one having a new routing. owner notification began november 26, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi america at 1-800-222-0037.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/26/01 Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. a bulge in the fuel tank caused by the manufacturing process resulted in thinning of the material during a welding operation, increasing the risk of fuel leakage.

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank assembly. owner notification began march 26, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/15/01 Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the outer layer only of this 3-layer fuel return hose does not contain the desired ozone protection due to a processing error.

This hose is considered to be inadequate.

Dealers will replace the fuel return hose.

Owner notification began january 15, 2001.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/20/00 Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the routing of the wiring harness under the right and left side of the rear seat could allow the harness to contact the body. the wires in each harness control the stop lamp circuit, back-up lamp circuit, and the turn lamp circuit.

If any of these wires become short-circuited, the interior lamps, turn signal lamps, and rear stop lamps could stop working. this would fail to warn a following driver that the vehicle is turning or braking and could lead to a crash.

Dealers will re-route and secure the harnesses and, if necessary, repair any pre-existing wire insulation damage.

Owner notification is expected to begin during november 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi america at 1-800-222-0037. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
09/02/08 Engine Mitsubishi is recalling 73,000 my 2004-2006 gallant passenger vehicles. during vehicle use, the ignition key interlock cable (which is a component of the interlock system) may allow the interlocking cam to fall forward and allow the ignition key to be removed from the ignition switch when the gearshift mechanism is not in the park position.

If the driver does not shift to park before removing the key and fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur.

Dealers will inspect and correct these vehicles for the reported condition. the recall began on september 2, 2008. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.

Mitsubishi recall no. sr-08-004.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/03/03 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel return line hose fitting on the electric fuel pump may be restricted, causing excessive fuel pressure to build up in the fuel injection system. excessive fuel pressure may result in a leak in the fuel return hose.

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect the fuel pump pressure. those vehicles exhibiting higher than normal fuel pump pressure will receive fuel pump modifications. the recall began december 3, 2003. owners should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037 or mitsubishi caribbean at 1-800-981-0452.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/20/00 Engine Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the harness for the crankshaft position sensor could come in contact with a new protective shield causing a grounded circuit.

Prolonged wiring harness contact with the heat shield will cause the wiring insulation to wear and eventually to ground out. this could cause the engine to die-out, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will re-route the crankshaft position sensor harness.

Owner notification is expected to begin during november 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi america at 1-800-222-0037. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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07/08/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, routing of the vehicle's front harness can allow it to come in contact with a rough edge, allowing abrasion. this could result in grounded circuits.

There could be a loss of stop or turn signal lamp operation or engine hesitation.

Dealers will install a protector, eliminating any harness contact. owner notification began july 8, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
02/15/01 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. a number of incorrect driver side seat mounting bolts were installed into vehicles.

The rear anchor bolts securing the driver's seat may not properly secure the seat and could increase the risk of driver injury in an accident.

Dealers will inspect the seat mounting bolts and then replace the bolts if necessary. owner notification began february 15, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Mitsubishi Galant Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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