Also Mitsubishi Recall No. 00XSND0128
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Mitsubishi Eclipse 2000
Mitsubishi Galant 2000
Number Potentially Involved: 25,803
Dates of Manufacture: March 1999 - July 2000
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles built with V6 engines, 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 and allowing fluid to leak. 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.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the power steering tube with one having a new routing. The manufacturer reported that owner notification was expected to begin during October 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
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"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."
Eclipse 2000, Galant 2000