USA Recall

Mitsubishi Motors

NHTSA Campaign ID No.: 04V319000

Source:
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/

2002-2004 Mitsubishi Montero

Potential affected: 44214

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Summary:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS FULL AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED FACING FORWARD ON AN UPWARD SLOPE, THE FUEL TANK LEVELING VALVE MAY NOT MAINTAIN PROPER SEALING IN THE EVENT THE FUEL EXPANDS FROM A RISE IN THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE.

Consequence:

IF THE FUEL LEVELING VALVE DOES NOT SEAL PROPERLY, FUEL MAY LEAK ONTO THE GROUND. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEVELING VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 30, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037 OR MITSUBISHI CARIBBEAN AT 1-787-251-8715.

Notes:

MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-04-008.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONā”S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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2002-2004 Mitsubishi Montero

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